CAMARGO GUARNIERI (1907-1994): Seresta for Piano and Orchestra, Choro for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra, Choro for Flute and Chamber Orchestra, Choro for Violin and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 09W003
Description: Guarnieri’s catalogue of works represents a legacy of incalculable worth for Brazilian culture, as has his influence as a teacher on several generations of younger composers. His association with the poet and musicologist Mario de Andrade led to the birth of the Brazilian Nationalist School and the ideals of using traditional Brazilian music in classical forms. The series of seven Choros and the Seresta for Piano and Orchestra represent Guarnieri’s personal approach to the concerto form, with striking contrasts between potent rhythm and dense, emotionally charged soundscapes and melodies full of Brazilian inspiration. This volume forms part of the first complete recording of the Choros. Olga Kopylova (piano), Alexandre Silvério (bassoon), Claudia Nascimento (flute), Davi Graton (violin), São Paolo Symphony Orchestra; Isaac Karabtchevsky.