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Gnattali - Alma brasileira

Catalogue numberBIS-2086 SACD
Release date2014-11-17
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time73:03

Opus d'Or, Opus HD Magazine

His parents, Italian immigrants to Brazil, named Radamés Gnattali after the male lead in Verdi’s Aida, and his mother began to teach him the piano at the age of six. But even though he did become a highly skilled pianist, performing Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto in B flat at Rio de Janeiro’s Teatro Municipal at the age of 23, it was as a composer (and arranger) of music of a distinctly Brazilian cast that he would make his name. Gnattali developed an individual style, which today might be called cross-over, by infusing inflexions of popular music into a classical framework, over a fluid harmonic technique. Jaunty rhythms and striking melodic lines appear in a wholly uncontrived manner: they formed his everyday working material, as an arranger of popular music for record companies and radio stations. When composing concert music Gnattali usually did so for musicians that he collaborated with in popular music, such as the guitarist Laurindo Almeida, as well as for himself. A large production includes works for a great variety of scorings, but for this disc Franz and Débora Halász have chosen to present chamber and solo works for guitar and piano, inviting the cellist Wen-Sinn Yang to join in for the composer's Sonata for guitar and cello. As reflected in some of the titles, Brazilian dance forms (samba, batuque, choro) play an important role in this music, which for a long time was disregarded by a musical establishment suspicious of its great fluency and popular appeal; music which in every bar expresses the soul of Brazil – Alma brasileira.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Gnattali, Radames
  Sonatina No.2 for guitar and piano 13:40
01 I. Allegro moderato 04:44 $ 0.99 USD
02 II. Saudoso 03:57 $ 0.83 USD
03 III. Ritmado 04:59 $ 1.05 USD
04 Alma brasileira 02:47 $ 0.58 USD
05 Dança brasileira 03:38 $ 0.76 USD
  Composer: Gnattali, Radames
  Petite Suite 06:39
06 I. Pastoral 01:46 $ 0.37 USD
07 II. Toada 02:42 $ 0.57 USD
08 III. Frevo 02:11 $ 0.46 USD
09 Toccata em ritmo de samba No 1 03:48 $ 0.80 USD
10 Saudade 03:12 $ 0.67 USD
11 Toccata em ritmo de samba No 2 03:04 $ 0.64 USD
  Composer: Gnattali, Radames
  Sonata for Cello and Guitar 10:29
12 I. Allegretto comodo 04:06 $ 0.86 USD
13 II. Adagio 02:50 $ 0.60 USD
14 III. Con spirito 03:33 $ 0.75 USD
15 Moto contínuo I 02:08 $ 0.45 USD
16 Negaceando 02:41 $ 0.56 USD
17 Canhoto 02:18 $ 0.48 USD
18 Vaidosa I 02:27 $ 0.51 USD
19 Capoeirando 01:46 $ 0.37 USD
20 Trapaceando 02:02 $ 0.43 USD
21 Manhosamente 02:51 $ 0.60 USD
22 Batuque 03:50 $ 0.81 USD
23 Toccata 03:02 $ 0.64 USD
  Album total 73:03
ComposerGnattali, Radames
PianoHalász, Débora
GuitarHalász, Franz
CelloYang, Wen-Sinn

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