Composer: Camargo Guarnieri
Performer: Olga Kopylova, Alexandre Silvério, Claudia Nascimento, Davi Graton
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo
Conductor: Isaac Karabtchevsky
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 1.01 GB
01. I. Decidido
02. II. Sorumbático
03. III. Gingando
Chôro for Bassoon & Orchestra
04. I. Improvisando – II. Calmo
05. III. Allegro
06. Chôro for Flute & Chamber Orchestra
Chôro for Violin & Orchestra
07. I. Andante
08. II. Calmo
09. III. Allegro ritmado
Camargo Guarnieri’s catalogue of works represents a legacy of incalculable worth for Brazilian culture, as has his influence as a teacher on several generations of younger composers. His association with the poet and musicologist Mário de Andrade led to the birth of the Brazilian Nationalist School and the ideals of using traditional Brazilian music in classical forms. The series of seven Choros and the Seresta for Piano and Orchestra represent Guarnieri’s personal approach to the concerto form, with striking contrasts between potent rhythm and dense, emotionally charged soundscapes and melodies full of Brazilian inspiration. This volume forms part of the first complete recording of the Choros.
The series The Music of Brazil is part of the project Brasil em Concerto, developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to promote music by Brazilian composers dating back to the 18th century. Around 100 orchestral works from the 19th and 20th centuries will be recorded by the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra, the Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Further recordings of chamber and vocal music will gradually be added to this collection.
The works were selected according to their historical importance for Brazilian music and the existence of recordings. Most of the works recorded for the series have never had recordings available outside Brazil; many others will have their world premiere recordings. An important part of the project is the preparation of new or even first editions of the works to be recorded, many of which, despite their relevance, have only been available in the composer’s manuscript. This work will be carried out by the Brazilian Academy of Music and by musicologists working together with the orchestras.