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Portuguese Piano Music / Lourenco


Release Date: 05/13/2016 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 725   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joao Guilherme DaddiJosé Vianna da Motta
Performer:  Sofia Lourenco
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In nineteenth-century Portugal, Italian opera was king. During this time, however, instrumentalists still emerged. Piano prodigies Jose Viana de Mota and Guilherme Daddi did considerable work to advance concert life in Portugal throughout their careers. Not only were these gentlemen outstanding pianists, they were also virtuosic composers. Their entertaining and challenging pieces helped to draw Portugal into the scene of European music-making. Performing these works is Sofia Lourenco, an outstanding pianist and educator. In nineteenth-century Portugal, Italian opera was king. During this time, however, instrumentalists still emerged. Piano prodigies Jose Viana de Mota and Guilherme Daddi did considerable work to advance concert life in Portugal throughout their careers. Not only were these gentlemen outstanding pianists, they were also virtuosic composers. Their entertaining and challenging pieces helped to draw Portugal into the scene of European music-making. Performing these works is Sofia Lourenco, an outstanding pianist and educator. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Andante cantabile by Joao Guilherme Daddi
Performer:  Sofia Lourenco (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Portugal 
2.
Barcarolla in G Minor by Joao Guilherme Daddi
Performer:  Sofia Lourenco (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Portugal 
3.
Douce illusion by Joao Guilherme Daddi
Performer:  Sofia Lourenco (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Portugal 
4.
Il lamento by Joao Guilherme Daddi
Performer:  Sofia Lourenco (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Portugal 
5.
Cenas portuguesas, Op. 9 by José Vianna da Motta
Performer:  Sofia Lourenco (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Portugal 
6.
Cenas portuguesas, Op. 18 by José Vianna da Motta
Performer:  Sofia Lourenco (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Portugal 
7.
Serenata in A Major, Op. 8 by José Vianna da Motta
Performer:  Sofia Lourenco (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Portugal 
8.
Ballada, Op. 16 by José Vianna da Motta
Performer:  Sofia Lourenco (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Portugal 

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