Tag: Milton Nascimento

Nov 12 2013

Mario Adnet: Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos

Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos

The Birth of Brazilian Contemporary Music   Composer, maestro and cellist Heitor Villa-Lobos (Rio de Janeiro, 1887-1959) is internationally known as Brazil’s most important composer. Ethnomusicologist Gerard Béhague described Villa-Lobos as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music.” He was a contemporary of other stellar Brazilian artists, including Eduardo das Neves, Ernesto Nazareth, …

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Oct 12 2013

Celso Fonseca e Ronaldo Bastos: Liebe Paradiso

Liebe Paradiso

For the Love of Paradise   Is there a more beautiful way to remember the sound of the late Márcio Montarroyos (1949 – 2007) than to hear him play the muted trumpet on the opening track of Liebe Paradiso? And that’s just one of the many highlights on this album. Two decades ago Celso Fonseca …

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Aug 06 2013

João Bosco: 40 Anos Depois

40 Anos Depois

The Perfect João Bosco   It all started for João Bosco in 1972 with a “Disco de Bolso” (pocket record). As an extra, the music magazine O Pasquim (Rio de Janeiro) offered its readers a free single with each issue (for the MP3-generation: a single is an ancient two tracks vinyl record, one track on …

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Jan 01 2009

Leo Gandelman: Sabe Você

Sabe Você

Leo Gandelman Lets the Stars Sing   Saxophonist Leo Gandelman leaves his marks in 2008 with an outstanding album that features many of Brazil’s legendary vocalists. The craftsmanship of Leo Gandelman (Rio de Janeiro, 1956) is widely recognized. During his career, that started at age 15 as soloist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, he has …

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Feb 07 2008

Muíza Adnet: Muíza Adnet Sings Moacir Santos

  Shortly after completing this recording, Moacir Santos passed away on August 6, 2006. Thanks to Mario Adnet‘s tireless work on recovering Moacir’s music in the last few years — you should check Ouro Negro (2001) and Choros & Alegria (2005) — listeners worldwide are lucky to have one more album dedicated to the music …

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Aug 06 2003

Milton Nascimento: Nascimento

Nascimento

High Expectations   Milton Nascimento’s highly anticipated album Nascimento finally reached the world market on June 10, 1997. Initially scheduled for an earlier street date, Nascimento was delayed because of a documentary that Warner Bros. wanted to release about Milton Nascimento. Furthermore, Milton’s health problems prevented him from touring to promote this album. The Brazilian …

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Mar 14 2003

Brazilian Popular Music On DVD: A Review

Brazilian Popular Music on DVD: A Review   Just as the introduction of the CD revivified the recording industry, expanding the variety of recordings available and making newly available recordings that had been out of print, the introduction of the DVD has brought changes to video. The most important of these changes, at least for …

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