Modern and Contemporary Brazil – Re-Air!

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This week, enjoy a re-air of Arizona Encore from April, 2023.

Choro is a style or genre of music that originated in Brazil at the end of the 1800s, characterized by rhythmic vibrancy and the virtuosic improvisations of its participants.  It was also a style that highly influenced the composers of 20th-Century Brazil, like Jacob do Bandolim, who composed a piece for two guitars titled Noites Cariocas that draws on Choro: it’s a perfect example of the style’s virtuosity, harmonic sophistication, and rhythmic propulsion.

On this week’s Arizona Encore, we will hear this piece, plus a number of works by perhaps the most well-known Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and others – as we hear performances from the Grand Canyon Music Festival, ASU School of Music, and the vocal group True Concord.

Villa-Lobos - Ave Maria - True Concord; Eric Holtan, conductor


Villa-Lobos - Estrela e Lua Nova - True Concord; Eric Holtan, conductor


Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica; Michael Newman, guitar


Villa-Lobos - Distribuição de Flores - Clare Hoffman, flute; Laura Oltman, guitar


Villa-Lobos - Fantasia - Elizabeth Buck, flute; Hannah Creviston, piano

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Jobim - A Felicidade - Jason Vieaux, guitar


Gismonti - Alegrino - Brasil Guitar Duo; João Luiz & Douglas Lora, guitar


Gismonti - Sete Anéis - Brasil Guitar Duo; João Luiz & Douglas Lora, guitar


Gismonti - A Fala da Paixão - Brasil Guitar Duo; João Luiz & Douglas Lora, guitar


Gismonti - Karatê - Brasil Guitar Duo; João Luiz & Douglas Lora, guitar


Bandolim - Noites Cariocas - Brasil Guitar Duo; João Luiz & Douglas Lora, guitar

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