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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The Brazilian Scene

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Caetano Veloso affirmed that "Jorge Ben was not only the first great black composer since bossa nova, but more importantly, he was also the first to make his blackness a stylistic determinant." Associated with both bossa nova and Tropicalia, and the first man to play sambas on an electric guitar, on Todo Azul Jorge Ben contributes his first professional recordings; impressive versions of Por Causa de Você Menina and his signature tune, the propulsive Mas Que Nada, his first chart-topper in Brazil, and a monster hit for Sergio Mendes, a song that has been recorded no less than two hundred times.

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Some other key features of this edition are the delicious performances of One Note Samba and Consolacao by Tom Jobim and Baden Powell with Herbie Mann, Radames Gnattali's exquisite Sonatina for Flute and Guitar, performed by Laurindo Almeida and Martin Ruderman.

Heitor Villa-Lobos was a prophet of eclecticism and world music and ballet suite Uirapuru depicts the sounds of the Amazon forest. Complex, colourful and full of mystery

Finally, The Little Train of the Brazilian Countryman (O trenzinho do caipira) is the subtitle for the Toccata movement that concludes an orchestral suite written by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos in 1930, titled Bachianas brasileiras No. 2. The subtitle refers to the local trains in the small communities of the Brazilian interior, the noises of which are imitated in the composition.


Available 13/03/2014


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ZE MARIA WITH JORGE BEN - TUDO AZUL BOSSA NOVA E BALANÇO

1. TUDO AZUL
2. POR CAUSA DE VOCÊ MENINA (VOCALS – JORGE BEN)
3. SAMBA DO AVIÃO
4. JAPONINHO
5. SÓ DANÇO SAMBA
6. JOÃO SEM VINTÉM
7. MAS QUE NADA (VOCALS – JORGE BEN)
8. INFLUÊNCIA DO JAZZ
9. A VIDA DO NEGRO
10. GAROTA DE IPANEMA
11. DEIXA EU FICAR
12. GOSTOSO É SAMBAR

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM WITH HERBIE MANN
13. ONE NOTE SAMBA

BADEN POWELL WITH HERBIE MANN
14. CONSOLACAO

GILBERTO GIL
15. SERENATA DO TELECOTECO
16. MARIA TRISTEZA
17. VONTADE DE AMAR
18. MEU LUAR MINHAS CANCOES

19. LUIZ BONFÁ - MURMURIO

RADAMES GNATTALI
SONATINA FOR FLUTE AND GUITAR
20. LENTO (CANTANDO COM SIMPLICIDADE)
21. ADAGIO
22. MOVIDO

LAURINDO ALMEIDA AND MARTIN RUDERMAN
HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS
23. THE LITTLE TRAIN OF THE CAIPIRA

24. UIRAPURU
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
STADIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF NEW YORK








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