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Camerata Brasil

Camerata Brasil

Camerata Brasil


Camerata Brasil give us a history lesson on the connection between the choros tradition (a popular chamber music style that emerged in 19th century Rio De Janeiro)and the European baroque. While a little education never hurts, I find that the Brazilian compositions don't quite hold up next to the melodic, contrapuntal perfection of old Johann Sebastian. Still, they are very nice and do demonstrate an underlying baroque sensibility. The Bachianas Brasileiras No. Read more on Last.fm
Camerata Brasil give us a history lesson on the connection between the choros tradition (a popular chamber music style that emerged in 19th century Rio De Janeiro)and the European baroque. While a little education never hurts, I find that the Brazilian compositions don't quite hold up next to the melodic, contrapuntal perfection of old Johann Sebastian. Still, they are very nice and do demonstrate an underlying baroque sensibility. The Bachianas Brasileiras No.5: Aria, by Villa-Lobos, comes quite close to emulating the master, though it bogs down a bit, interrupting the flow of the album. That said, what Cazes and the Camerata do with Bach is absolutely terrific.

The combination of European and Brazilian instruments is uncannily well-suited for these pieces, and the performances are first-rate. Once you hear mandolins and guitars playing Bach's melodies, you may not want to go back to pianos and harpsichords. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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