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Nazareth: Music For Solo Piano / Thomas Tirino


Release Date: 11/22/2005 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7547   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

His playing is simply delightful, with excellent technical prowess, and a fine sense for the often exuberant style of Nazareth.





Well, this is fun. Ernesto Nazareth was one of the earliest Brazilian composers, “the true incarnation of the Brazilian soul,” in the words of Heitor Villa-Lobos. In this collection of short piano pieces mostly written in the first two decades of the 20th century, Nazareth follows a path explored by American composers a generation before, especially Gottschalk, by blending European style structure and virtuosity with native rhythms and melodic patterns. Most of his piano music, which may Read more include as many as 300 works, was conceived for popular venues, including theaters, salons, and silent movie presentations, and so the entertainment value is high. These are very snappy tunes, perked up with syncopations and Afro-rhythms. The program of 25 works is divided into four groups; tangos, polkas, waltzes, and a catchall “other” category that includes three pieces belonging to Nazareth’s salon output.


Juilliard-trained Thomas Tirino has made a cottage industry out of the performance of Latin American piano music. He is more than just a player; his research has unearthed a significant amount of Nazareth’s music. He also champions the music of another Brazilian composer and Nazareth contemporary, Alberto Nepomuceno, Cuban composer Joaquín Nin (yes, he was the father of the scandalous writer Anaïs Nin), and is probably best known for his extensive concertizing and recording of the music of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. His playing is simply delightful, with excellent technical prowess, and a fine sense for the often exuberant style of Nazareth, accepting the charm of the music at face value and not making of it more than it is. He also contributes the thoughtful and elegant program notes.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Brejeiro by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; Brazil 
2.
Odeon by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Brazil 
3.
Fon-Fon by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Brazil 
4.
Sarambeque by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Brazil 
5.
Carioca by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
6.
Nenê by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
7.
Espalhafatoso by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
8.
Improviso by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
9.
Ameno resedá by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
10.
Apanhei-te, Cavaquinho by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Brazil 
11.
Coraçao que sente by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
12.
Expansiva by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
13.
Confidencias by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Brazil 
14.
Vem Cá, Branquinha by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
15.
Gaúcho by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
16.
Nove de Julho by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
17.
Dengoso by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
18.
Adieu by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
19.
Andante expressivo by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
20.
Você Bem Sabe by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
21.
A Fonte do Suspiro by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
22.
Pássaros em Festa by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
23.
Saudade by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
24.
Faceira by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
25.
Elite-Club by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer:  Thomas Tirino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 

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