Brazilian Music for String Orchestra

ALBERTO NEPUMUCENO (1864-1920): Suite Antiga, Op. 11, Serenata, ERNST MAHLE (b.1929): Suite Nordestina, MARLOS NOBRE (b.1939): Desafio III for Violin and String Orchestra, Op. 31/3, ERNANI AGUIAR (b.1950): 4 momentos No. 3, BEETHOLVEN CUNHA (b.1978): 3 Paisagens Brasileiras for Violin and String Orchestra.

Catalogue Number: 09P053

Label: Dux

Reference: 0190

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Just under an hour's worth of unhackneyed Brazilian music from several generations of composers, all of it tonal, all of it except for the somewhat generic Nepomuceno works (which sound a bit like light/salon music) pretty flavorful. In the latter regard, the most piquant are Aguiar's Momentos, a suite of four folk-inspired movements none of which is longer than 2:23 and Cunha's Paisagens which have quite explicit musical and geographical sources in their titles, two of which have an almost rock-music-like energy. Fernanda Krug (violin), Capella Bydgostiensis; JosĂ© Maria FlorĂȘncio.

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