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Brazil / Quatuor Ebčne


Release Date: 05/13/2014 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 632043   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Bernard LavilliersMarcos ValleStevie WonderWayne Shorter,   ... 
Performer:  Bernard LavilliersStacey KentMarcos Valle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It's Brazil as you've never heard it before in this new album from Quatuor Ebène. Bossa nova and samba are shaken up in an intoxicating multicultural cocktail with the score from Terry Gilliam's 1985 film Brazil, Argentinian tango, and numbers by songwriters from Stevie Wonder and Sting to Charlie Chaplin. Joining the Quatuor Ebène as special guests are eclectic French singer-songwriter Bernard Lavilliers and the stylish American jazz singer Stacey Kent.

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“*****
You don’t have to be a fan of string quartets or the World Cup to love the Quatuor Ebène’s laidback exploration of popular music written in or inspired by Brazil.” – The Times (London)
It's Brazil as you've never heard it before in this new album from Quatuor Ebène. Bossa nova and samba are shaken up in an intoxicating multicultural cocktail with the score from Terry Gilliam's 1985 film Brazil, Argentinian tango, and numbers by songwriters from Stevie Wonder and Sting to Charlie Chaplin. Joining the Quatuor Ebène as special guests are eclectic French singer-songwriter Bernard Lavilliers and the stylish American jazz singer Stacey Kent.

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“*****
You don’t have to be a fan of string quartets or the World Cup to love the Quatuor Ebène’s laidback exploration of popular music written in or inspired by Brazil.” – The Times (London) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. O'gringo by Bernard Lavilliers
Performer:  Bernard Lavilliers (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Modern 
2. So Nice by Marcos Valle
Performer:  Stacey Kent (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Modern 
3. I Can't Help It by Stevie Wonder
Performer:  Stacey Kent (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
4. Ana Maria by Wayne Shorter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Modern 
5. Fragile by Sting
Performer:  Stacey Kent (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1986 
6. Guitar Song by Bernard Lavilliers
Performer:  Bernard Lavilliers (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Modern 
7. Aguas de Marco by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performer:  Stacey Kent (Voice), Marcos Valle (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
8. Bebé by Hermeto Pascoal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: 20th Century 
9. The Ice Hotel by Jim Tomlinson
Performer:  Stacey Kent (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
10. Salomé by Bernard Lavilliers
Performer:  Bernard Lavilliers (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Modern 
11. Libertango by Astor Piazzolla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
12. Smile (as used in the film "Modern Times" ) (spurious; by Geoffrey Persons) by Charlie Chaplin
Performer:  Stacey Kent (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Written: circa 1936 
13. Brazil Odyssey by Pierre Colombet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 An exhilirating ride June 4, 2014 By Steven Mitchell Freedman (Raleigh, NC) See All My Reviews "My wife and I heard the Quatuor Ebene at Duke last year in a stunning performance of classical chamber music. We had known that this group ventured into other spheres of musical endeavor. This album displays their wonderful talents splendidly. I must say this album is not to be missed even by the stodgiest of chamber music aficionados like me. What a wonderful ride. Simply exhilirating" Report Abuse
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