Part of The Music of Brazil series initiated by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this fifth volumefeatures the music of one of that country’s greatest 20th century composers, Mozart Camargo Guanieri (1907-1993). A member of the so-called Brazilian Nationalist School, Guanieri, the son of an Italian immigrant, began composing at the age of 13. His style combines elements of traditional Brazilian music and European modernism underpinned by formal clarity and a strong propensity for logical motivic development. The result is a dynamism and coherence, muscular yet flexible, that together appeal equally to the heart and head.

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A selection of Chorosfor various solo instruments is here preceded by the Serestafor Piano and Orchestra (1965), its outer movements,...

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