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Simone Leitao Recital

Ginastera / Mehmari / Rachmaninoff / Leitao
Release Date: 11/08/2011 
Label:  Msr   Catalog #: 1405   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAlberto GinasteraAndré MehmariSergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Simone Leitao
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Known for her intense vitality, ample technical means, strong rhythmic drive and fire in her performances, Simone Leitão continues to rise as one of the most exciting pianists of her generation to emerge from Brazil. With an active career as soloist, Simone, a native of Minas Gerais state, lives in the United States. Her recitals, chamber and orchestra appearances have taken her to major halls in Brazil, USA, Europe and China. Leitão holds a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts -2009) in piano performance from the University of Miami, studio of Ivan Davis; Master of Music in Piano Performance from Norges MusikkHögskole (The Norwegian Academy of Music), Oslo, class of Geir Braaten and Bachelor of Music from the University of Rio de Janeiro. She has Read more frequently performed as well as recorded for Brazil's public radio and TV and published articles about music and society in Brazil's largest newspapers. “Mômoprecóce, fantasy for piano and orchestra, represents Villa-Lobos’ modernist vein... ...Leitão was the capable, note-perfect soloist in this eleborate work. She was most convincing in the dreamy, rhapsodic sections in which she displayed stirring lyrical sweep.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simone Leitao (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 22 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Simone Leitao (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Argentina 
3.
Grande baiao de concerto by André Mehmari
Performer:  Simone Leitao (Piano)
Written: 2011 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Simone Leitao (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1931; Russia 

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