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Radames Gnattali – Alma brasileira – Franz Halasz, Debora Halasz (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Radames Gnattali – Alma brasileira – Franz Halasz, Debora Halasz (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 1:13:03 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: July 2013 (solo piano works, Sonata; Sonatina); February 2014 (solo guitar works); at the Großer Saal,Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Germany

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.

Radamés Gnattali (1906–88)
Sonatina No.2 for guitar and piano
1 I. Allegro moderato 04:44
2 II. Saudoso 03:57
3 III. Ritmado 04:59
4 Alma brasileira 02:47
5 Dança brasileira 03:38
Petite Suite
6 I. Pastoral 01:46
7 II. Toada 02:42
8 III. Frevo 02:11
9 Toccata em ritmo de samba No 1 03:48
10 Saudade 03:12
11 Toccata em ritmo de samba No 2 03:04
Sonata for Cello and Guitar
12 I. Allegretto comodo 04:06
13 II. Adagio 02:50
14 III. Con spirito 03:33
15 Moto contínuo I 02:08
16 Negaceando 02:41
17 Canhoto 02:18
18 Vaidosa I 02:27
19 Capoeirando 01:46
20 Trapaceando 02:02
21 Manhosamente 02:51
22 Batuque 03:50
23 Toccata 03:02

Franz Halász guitar
Débora Halász piano
Wen-Sinn Yang cello



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