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Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA

Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD332
UPC: 855317003325
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  1. 01 – Andre Mehmari – SONATA in A – I. Alegremente nao muito
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  2. 02 – Andre Mehmari – SONATA in A – II. Intro Coral e Riffs
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  3. 03 – Camargo Guarnieri – SONATA – I. Tenso
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  4. 04 – Camargo Guarnieri – SONATA – II. Amargurado
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  5. 05 – Camargo Guarnieri – SONATA – III. Triunfante – Energico (Fuga a 3 partes) – Triunfante
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  6. 06 – Marcelo Amazonas – SONATINA Hommage a Francis Poulenc – I. Decidido e Articulado
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  7. 07 – Marcelo Amazonas – SONATINA Hommage a Francis Poulenc – II. Lamurioso
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  8. 08 – Marcelo Amazonas – SONATINA Hommage a Francis Poulenc – III. Rapido
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  9. 09 – E. Villani Cortes – SONATA n.1 in C – I . Allegreto Lenda
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  10. 10 – E. Villani Cortes – SONATA n.1 in C – II. Lentamente Cantilena
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  11. 11 – E. Villani Cortes – SONATA n.1 in C – III. Preto Corrupio
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ANTONIO VAZ LEMES – SONATA BRASILEIRA

Antonio Vaz Lemes conceived this album as a reflection of Brazil’s diverse musical influences: “we have all these nationalities living together”. Brazilian rhythms, African roots, European and North American influences, jazz and rock, all rub shoulders in Brazil, and throughout this collection of piano sonatas.

Mehmari’s Sonata was composed specifically for Antonio Vaz Lemes, using rhapsodic, improvisatory techniques reminiscent of jazz, alongside influences as wide-ranging as Prokofiev, Liszt, and the playful lyricism of Brazilian popular music.

Guarnieri’s Sonata takes the listener on a journey from tension, to bitterness, to triumph, while Amazonas’s Sonatina is a tribute to the urbane wit of Francis Poulenc.

Villani-Côrtes is one of Brazil’s most performed living composers, respected both as a popular musician and as a classical composer. On listening to this recording of Antionio Vaz Lemes performing his Sonata, Villani-Côrtes declared: “At that moment, I felt my life reached its climax!”

Currently residing in São Paulo, Antonio Vaz Lemes is a Professor at the Municipal School of Arts Initiation (EMIA). Sonata Brasileira is his first solo album; his collaborative album with countertenor Edson Cordeiro was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award.

Booklet in English, French, and German.
Program notes by Joanna Wyld, based on notes by the artist.

Reviews

“Die CD beginnt ungemein melodiös und feinfühlig. Mit einem wunderbaren, „singenden“ Klangbild. Das 2011 komponierte Werk, Sonata in A von André Mehmari wurde dem Pianisten dieser CD persönlich gewidmet.”
Ihr Opernratgeber - Sven Godenrath / September 2016

“An outstanding CD of modern piano music, thrilling for everybody…”
Sven Godenrath / 29 September 2016

“… a most impressive debut album for Antonio Vaz Lemes, showcasing these four splendid and life-affirming piano sonatas from Brazil.”
Music Web International - Des Hutchinson / December 2016

01 – Andre Mehmari – SONATA in A – I. Alegremente nao muito // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
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  1. 01 – Andre Mehmari – SONATA in A – I. Alegremente nao muito // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  2. 02 – Andre Mehmari – SONATA in A – II. Intro Coral e Riffs // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  3. 03 – Camargo Guarnieri – SONATA – I. Tenso // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  4. 04 – Camargo Guarnieri – SONATA – II. Amargurado // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  5. 05 – Camargo Guarnieri – SONATA – III. Triunfante – Energico (Fuga a 3 partes) – Triunfante // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  6. 06 – Marcelo Amazonas – SONATINA Hommage a Francis Poulenc – I. Decidido e Articulado // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  7. 07 – Marcelo Amazonas – SONATINA Hommage a Francis Poulenc – II. Lamurioso // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  8. 08 – Marcelo Amazonas – SONATINA Hommage a Francis Poulenc – III. Rapido // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  9. 09 – E. Villani Cortes – SONATA n.1 in C – I . Allegreto Lenda // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  10. 10 – E. Villani Cortes – SONATA n.1 in C – II. Lentamente Cantilena // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA
  11. 11 – E. Villani Cortes – SONATA n.1 in C – III. Preto Corrupio // Antonio Vaz Lemes - SONATA BRASILEIRA