Brasilia - Sinfonia da Alvorada - Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vinicius De Moraes

Brasilia - Sinfonia da Alvorada
In 1958, Juscelino Kubitschek, president of Brazil, asked Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes to compose a symphonic suite to be used at the opening ceremony of Brasilia, a city, designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, that was being built in the state of Goias in the middle of the country and which would be inaugurated as the nation's new capital in April 1960. Niemeyer's vision was one of history's boldest, most dramatic architectural statements that for Brazil was meant to represent a new vision for the future. Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moreas were two of the principle artchitects of bossa nova. The pair famously co-wrote The Girl From Ipanema and Jobim produced Joao Gilberto's original trilogy of albums that would be the stylistic blueprint for bossa.For the Sinfonia Alvorada, Tom Jobim is conducting the orchestra with the participation of Radames Gnattali (piano), Vinicius de Our edition features the original Oscar Niemeyer artwork. Sinfonia da Alvorada is accompanied by another major Braziilian orchestral work, The Forest of The Amazon, by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Conducted by the composer in his last year, 1959, with the great Brazilian soprano Bidu Sayão, the piece displays the whole range of Villa-Lobos's style, brilliantly evoking the sounds and colours of the jungle with musical.
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Antônio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius De Moraes - Brasilia - Sinfonia Da Alvorada - O Planalto Deserto (The Desert Tableland) / O Homem (Man) / A Chegada Dos Candangos (Arrival Of The "Candangos") / O Trabalho E A Construção (The Work And The Building) / Coral (Chorus) / Heitor Villa-Lobos - Forest Of The Amazon - Overture / Deep In The Forest / Excitement Amongst The Indians / First Bird Song / Nature's Dance / Second Bird Song / Vocalise / Savage War Dance / Sails / On The Way To The Hunt / Third Bird Song/ Twilight Song / Indians In Search Of The Girl / Fourth Bird Song / Head Hunters / Blue Dusk / Love Song / Forest Fire
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