Dancas Brasileiras / Roberto Minczuk , São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: 11/22/2011
Label: BIS
Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1430
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Dance and Brazilian music are often regarded as more or less synonymous, in the same way that the samba to many of us is Brazilian dance! But the many acclaimed recordings by the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra of symphonic works, tone poems and operas by Villa-Lobos, Camargo Guarnieri and other Brazilian composers, have demonstrated the variety of their national music, and in the same way this disc brings proof of the rich and many-faceted nature of Brazilian dance. Alongside the ubiquitous samba, the batuques, congadas and mourãos included here give us hints of the fascinating universe of regional and ethnic traditions that make up Brazil. It is a fact that dance music, in all its variety, has played an important part in the development of Brazilian art music: as the search for a national identity intensified, Brazilian composers turned to the popular traditions of the cities and countryside for their material. This process began in earnest around 1890 with Alexandre Levy's Samba and Alberto Nepomuceno's Batuque, early examples of a Brazilian art music which draws heavily on the dance rhythms of popular music. Similar cross-fertilization between genres has become a time-honoured tradition, employed by the composers included in this selection and many others. Notable latter-day examples are Antônio 'Tom' Jobim of bossa nova-fame and his Chegada dos Candangos from 1960 and Edino Krieger's Passacaglia for the New Millennium, first performed in December 1999 by the very team that has recorded it here. Roberto Minczuk has previously led the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in acclaimed performances of Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras on BIS, and here returns with this colourful collection of dances for symphony orchestra.
Works on This Recording
1. Garatuja: Prelude by Alberto Nepomuceno
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
2. Batuque by Alberto Nepomuceno
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
3. Samba by Alexandre Levy
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
4. Dança frenètica, W 144 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; Brazil
5. Congada by Francisco Mignone
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ; Brazil
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1930 ;
7. Dances (3) for Orchestra by Camargo Mozart Guarnieri
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
8. Passacalha para o Novo Milênio by Edino Krieger
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
9. A Chegada dos Candangos by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
10. Mourão by Cesar Guerra-Peixe
Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
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