Guarnieri: Chôros, Vol. 1

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Guarnieri: Chôros, Vol. 1
Olga Kopylova (piano) Claudia Nascimento (flute) Alexandre Silverio (bassoon)/ São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Isaac Karabtchevsky

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Release Date: Friday 28 August 2020

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Camargo Guarnieri's catalogue of works represents a legacy of incalculable worth for Brazilian culture, as has his influence as a teacher on several generations of younger composers. His association with the poet and musicologist Mário de Andrade led to the birth of the Brazilian Nationalist School and the ideals of using traditional Brazilian music in classical forms. The series of seven Choros and the Seresta for Piano and Orchestra represent Guarnieri's personal approach to the concerto form, with striking contrasts between potent rhythm and dense, emotionally charged soundscapes and melodies full of Brazilian inspiration. This volume forms part of the first complete recording of the Choros.


Chôro for Bassoon and Orchestra
Chôro for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
Chôro for Violin and Orchestra