Gomes: Opera Overtures and Preludes

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Gomes: Opera Overtures and Preludes
Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra / Fabio Mechetti

[ Naxos The Music of Brazil / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 10 March 2023

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Carlos Gomes was not only Brazil's leading operatic composer, but he also helped pave the way for Italian verismo during the latter part of the 19th century. The preludes and overtures from his operas chart a course from early experimentation with orchestral sonority to a new conception of atmosphere and tension in his historically based dramas. In Alvorada ('Dawn') from Lo schiavo his descriptive writing comes close to the status of a symphonic poem. The music from his greatest artistic triumph, Il Guarany, weaves themes into an organic whole, while his final opera, Condor, is reminiscent of French orchestral music in its employment of whole-tone scales.


Guarany: Overture (1870)
Maria Tudor: Act I - Prelude (1878)
Condor (1890)
Fosca: Overture (1873)
Joana de Flandres: Act I - Prelude (1862)
Salvator Rosa: Overture (1874)
A noite do castelo: Act I - Prelude (1861) Lo schiavo (1889)