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Essencia Do Brasil
et al The Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Essencia Do Brasil
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, Classical
 
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Fans of Paul Galbraith, superb guitar playing, and just plain nice listening will not want to miss this well-produced CD of Brazilian music (transposed) for guitar. The oldest piece is by Antonio Carlos Gomes, a 19th-centu...  more »

      
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All Artists: et al The Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Title: Essencia Do Brasil
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Label: Delos Records
Original Release Date: 3/23/1999
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013491324524

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Fans of Paul Galbraith, superb guitar playing, and just plain nice listening will not want to miss this well-produced CD of Brazilian music (transposed) for guitar. The oldest piece is by Antonio Carlos Gomes, a 19th-century composer best known for his operas (his Il Guarany was produced at La Scala in 1870 and has recently been performed and recorded by Placido Domingo), and is fine chamber music--just "classical" enough in style, but with the unmistakable perfume of Brazil. Heitor Villa-Lobos's Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 is a complicated work originally scored for cellos; it sounds just as intricate and warm for four guitars. Camargo Guarnieri's Four Pieces (originally for piano) are in dance rhythms--the third is particularly joyous and catchy. The Lundu by Francisco Mignone is a three-minute piece of candy--upbeat and delicious. This CD is a real treat. --Robert Levine

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Classical and World music in one disc!
Sunday Jackson | 04/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got this release because of another Paul Galbraith CD I own -- it's completely different, and a great find. The technical brilliance of these four guitarists makes it so easy to enjoy this disc. I find that I have it on all the time -- in my car, at home.I was familiar with some of the music, but have never heard it arranged for four guitars. A wonderful treat!"
Guitar at it's best!
Sunday Jackson | Phoenix, Arizona | 04/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been listening and enjoying this cd for over a year. Last night, I attended their concert in Phoenix. They are so exciting to watch and listen to, I didn't want them to stop playing. They received a standing ovation from the audience, not once but twice! There were times during listening, I was so moved by thier playing, I almost applauded in the middle instead of waiting for the end.I can't wait till thier next cd is released!"