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Brouwer: The Book of Signs - Bellinati: Concerto Caboclo / Amado, Delaware Symphony


Release Date: 04/13/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573603  
Composer:  Leo BrouwerPaulo Bellinati
Conductor:  David Amado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brasil Guitar DuoDelaware Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These two concertos show the increasing importance of the guitar duo on the world’s concert stages. Leo Brouwer, one of the foremost Latin American composers, has written many admired guitar concertos but The Book of Signs is his first for two guitars, a double concerto of great virtuosity, with a majestic, songful theme in its central movement. A crucial figure in the global promotion of Brazilian rhythms for the guitar, Paulo Bellinati deploys luxurious harmonies and brilliantly effective techniques to pay tribute to the country music of Sao Paulo State in Concerto Caboclo. These two concertos show the increasing importance of the guitar duo on the world’s concert stages. Leo Brouwer, one of the foremost Latin American composers, has written many admired guitar concertos but The Book of Signs is his first for two guitars, a double concerto of great virtuosity, with a majestic, songful theme in its central movement. A crucial figure in the global promotion of Brazilian rhythms for the guitar, Paulo Bellinati deploys luxurious harmonies and brilliantly effective techniques to pay tribute to the country music of Sao Paulo State in Concerto Caboclo. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Book of Signs by Leo Brouwer
Conductor:  David Amado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brasil Guitar Duo,  Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003; Cuba 
2.
Concerto Caboclo by Paulo Bellinati
Conductor:  David Amado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brasil Guitar Duo,  Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Brazil 

Customer Reviews

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 Stunning! April 25, 2018 By J. Tatnall (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "This is quite simply a wonderful new release! The music is spicy and fresh, yet very approachable, and somehow comfortably familiar too in its forms and melodies. The playing by the soloists is forward and vibrant, the orchestra lush and supportive most of the time, taking the lead where appropriate. Maestro Amado is a perfect collaborator, bringing these works to life. The sound of this Naxos recording is stunning." Report Abuse
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