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NAZARETH: Tangos, Waltzes and Polkas

Composer(s):Nazareth, Ernesto
Artist(s) Behs, Iara, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557687
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Bob McQ,,May 2005

"If you like the piano music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Scott Joplin, you’re going to love this by a late romantic, Brazilian composer. The specter of Frederic Chopin is here, particularly in the waltzes, which figures considering Ernesto Nazareth studied his scores extensively. The main ingredient, though, is Brazilian folk music, which down through the years has made these pieces not only tremendously appealing to audiences but other composers as well. In fact, does “Brejeiro” sound familiar? Well, it should because Darius Milhaud uses a variation of the same melody in his ever popular “Le boeuf sur le toit.” Heitor Villa-Lobos considered Nazareth’s music the embodiment of the Brazilian soul and when you hear these wonderfully robust performances on this great sounding disc


Review By ,Classica,May 2005



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