Virtuoso fireworks and romantic opulence jostle with contemporary classics by Heitor Villa-Lobos
and Astor Piazzolla in this spectacular recital.
The Baku Virtuosos chamber orchestra headed by Rovshan Amrakhov and led by the chief conductor of the orchestra, honored artist of Azerbaijan Eyyub Guliyev, together with honored artists Farida Mammadova (soprano), Sabina Asadova (mezzo-soprano) and laureate of international competitions Ramiz Sevdimaliyev (vibraphone), performed works of the Brazilian classics Ary Barroso, Luiz Bonfa, Zequinha de Abreu, Sergio Mendes, Ney Rosauro, and compositions of Heitor Villa-Lobos
. Many of the compositions were played for the first time in Azerbaijan.
The composers to be featured are Francisco TEirrega (Spain), [eth]astor Piazzolla (Argentina), Dimitris Fampas (Greece), AgustE[degrees]n Barrios Mangore (Paraguay), Heitor Villa-Lobos
(Brazil), Sotiris Kasparides and Akis Pavlou (Cyprus), Toru Takemitsu (Japan), Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Nikita Koshkin (Russia), Giuseppe Giordani (Italy), John Dowland (England), Andrew York (United States) and Roland Dyens (France).
As well as works by Bach, De Falla, Piazzolla and the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos
, a world premiere is promised - this a new commission from a young composer.
Are you able to name an art song composed by a Brazilian composer other than Heitor Villa-Lobos
Alexandre Dossin and the students of his piano studio will play some of the most famous and interesting compositions by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos
. Performers include four Brazilians: Dossin and Ednaldo Borba, Priscilla Dantas, and Eduardo Moreira.
Sunday's other Bach-influenced score was the "Cantilena'' from Heitor Villa-Lobos
' "Bachianas Brasileiras No.
On Monday, playing Sonata in C Major by Sonata in C Major by And next day, his performance of O Polichinelo by Heitor Villa-Lobos
earned him second place in the modern piano category.
He discusses essays by Heitor Villa-Lobos
and Luciano Gallet, established leaders in art-music circles, and the musicologist and novelist Mario de Andrade, as well as Andrade's interactions with popular musicians Pixinguinha and China.
The evening also saw Dvorak's New World Symphony in addition to the Alvorada Overture from Lo Schiavo by Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Gomes and Bachianas Brasileiras No 7 in four movements by another countryman Heitor Villa-Lobos