LIDUINO PITOMBEIRA (b.1962): Violin Sonatas, No. 1, Op. 9, No. 2, Op. 17, No. 3, Op. 36, No. 4, Op. 98 & No. 5, Op. 137.
Catalogue Number: 08O090
Reference: CRC 3217
Description: If I told you that all five of these sonatas, composed between 1992 and 2008, were charged with the melodic forms and rhythms of northeastern Brazilian folk music and Afro-Brazilian rituals, you'd probably say "cool; I'll try that". But if I told you they were also all based on twelve-tone series, you'd probably get out the garlic and the cross. Well, both statements are true and if I hadn't told you the second thing, you'd never have guessed it by only hearing the music and not reading the notes. So, what are ya gonna do? James Alexander (violin), Luciana Soares (piano).