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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:17 pm 
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for listening.
The sonority could be richer, but it's a Yamaha. I intend to record in a Steinway afterwards in a better studio.
The thumping sounds should be ignored heheh

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:06 am 
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Dear folks,

Today I've recorded Nazareth's Está Chumbado (a Brazilian slang for "he Is drunk" or "you are drunk", which is not used anymore).

Incidentally, this piece is more famous in the U.S. than in Brazil, because it was recorded by the pianists: Frank French, David Thomas Roberts, Antoine Zemor, Fred Sturm and Paul Posnak!

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Nazareth - Está Chumbado (Brazilian tango)


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:41 am 
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P.S. Hello Chris or Monica, could you please delete the Phantastica waltz I uploaded in this thread a couple of messages ago? It's been one week I don't want to make it available because it's a commercial recording.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:54 am 
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Hi Alexandre,

"Está Chumbado" is up and very appropriate as I sip some fine merlot and listen to this nice 'drinking tune' - haha. But can you please check the link? My son is downloading something right now and so the Internet connection on my computer is extremely slow. I have also removed your "Fantastica Waltz". Cheers! :lol:

Oh and btw - this sounded very nice, as usual! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:50 pm 
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Many thanks, Monica :)
Glad the piece served you well heheh
The link works great, thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:37 am 
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Great piece ! I like your strict tempo and vigorous touch. The sound is less apparently digital than in some of your other recordings, it almost sounds like the real thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:53 pm 
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Glad you like it Chris! Really.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:31 am 
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Hello Folks,

I've recorded the 68th rare Nazareth: a Brazilian tango called Jangadeiro ("Raft Man"). It has only been recorded in 1928 by a Brazilian orchestra and in 2002 by the American pianist Fred Sturm. We now have 31% of Nazareth's works on PS.

Hope you like it.

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Alexandre

Nazareth - Jangadeiro (Brazilian tango)


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:24 am 
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Wow, Alexandre, another one so quickly! Are you sleeping at all? :wink:
Sounded nice - it's up on the site. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:37 am 
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Hi Monica,

Thanks.
Last year I recorded only 6 Nazareths. I want to compensate for that :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:56 pm 
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Hi, Alexandre!

nice playing!
now only 69% to go!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:31 am 
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Thanks Felipe!

You should try a complete set as well. Nepomuceno's piano works fit in 2 CDs, and Oswald's in 3.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:54 am 
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Hello Alexandre,

Nice pacing of the tango. Was fun to listen to, it reminded me a bit of Gottschalk.

The Fox Trot was a delight to hear. These pieces might be a lot of fun to try in my special needs classroom with percussion accompaniments. Ernesto Nazareth has wit and whimsy. Your fox trot has nice timing and beautiful melodic phrasing. I love the shift in the middle. It sounds a bit like ragtime and you play it so well!

I haven't had a chance to hear the other pieces yet, but i'm looking forward to it.

Thanks,
Kaila Rochelle

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Dear Folks,

Today I've recorded the 69th rare Nazareth: his Brazilian tango "Tupynambá", an implicit hommage to his fellow composer Marcello Tupynambá. Incidentally, both were regarded by Milhaud as Brazil's greatest composers, and were quoted in his ballet Le Boeuf sur le Toit.

This is a unique tango of his, because of its delicateness.

Hope you like it.

Alexandre Dias

Nazareth - Tupynambá (Brazilian Tango)(5:18)


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:55 am 
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Dear Kaila,

I'm glad you like Nazareth's foxtrot! I actually recorded three: "If I'm not Mistaken", "Nove de Maio" (May 9th) and "Delightfulness". He has one other as well "Até que Enfim" (At last). You can find all his scores here for free, reviewed by me: www.ernestonazareth.com.br

I think it would be great if you took his music to your special needs classroom with percussion accompaniments.

Thank you for the message.

All the best,
Alexandre


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:00 am 
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A very charming piece indeed. It is up on the site. And for the first time ever in a recording of yours I could find something to nag about... At 4:15 -4:18 the hands are not exactly together. Don't worry, I won't make you re-record it :P

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:05 pm 
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for commenting. I'm thinking about what you've said. I think you've misinterpreted the written music for an error of my part. That part is syncopated, as it is very usual in his phrase endings. Could you check the score, just for my curiosity?
http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/pdfs/tupinamba.pdf

(the referred part if at the end of the last page)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:36 pm 
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I'll check tonight with score. It was just the tiniest imbalance I though I heard, not even worth mentioning expect for a compulsive nitpicker like me :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:01 pm 
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lisztzsil wrote:
Thanks for commenting. I'm thinking about what you've said. I think you've misinterpreted the written music for an error of my part. That part is syncopated, as it is very usual in his phrase endings. Could you check the score, just for my curiosity?

I've listened again with score. What I referred to happens at 4:45 and 4:47, where the hands don't come down exactly together. But this is nitpicking of the highest order or course (those extremely tiny nits are real hard to pick :lol: )

I'm a bit puzzled by the huge pauses you take in bar 8 and similar places. Though it sounds very good and natural I must admit.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hello Chris, I'm sorry for the delay in answering to your message (I didn't get the e-mail telling me that there was a post in this thread, as it usually happens).

Ah, I imagined you'd be referring to that part. I played the hands slightly out of phase on purpose, to sing the melody in the left hand, altough I recognize it didn't turn out to sound very natural.

Yes, I take many liberties in the agogics/phrasing of this piece, which I only do having in mind everything that I've studied and heard of Nazareth so far. This specific piece cannot be played a tempo throughly. It's piece to be sort of "recited".

Today I've recorded a new Nazareth: Desengonçado (difficult to translate. It refers to a person with discoordinated movements). It's one of his hidden gems, and quite challenging as well.

Hope you guys like it.

Best,
Alexandre


Nazareth - Desengonçado (Brasilian tango)(3:32)


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:13 am 
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What a delightful work! It pays great homage to Scott Joplin! You play it beautifully and with a clean touch. Thanks for the performance.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hello Eddy,

Thank you! Yes, Nazareth and Joplin are musical brothers, altough there is no evidence that they heard each other compositions.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:32 am 
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A nice and chirpy piece ! Impeccably played as usual. I find the digital sound of the highest notes a bit irritating here. Luckily they're only a few :)
I'd take Nazareth over Joplin any time. At least to my ears, his compositions have far more flair, variety, and joie de vivre than those of Joplin which I find often a bit plodding and four-square (though he wrote some nice things too).
This one is on the site.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hi Chris, glad you like it, thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Excellent recording and execution, as always. I have heard this piece played by Olinda Alessandrini. She does it a notch faster and a bit more "portato" at certain parts, but yours, while offering a different interpretation, is certainly of very high quality. Congratulations!

Marcelo


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:26 pm 
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Hello Marcelo,

Thanks for the comment.
I'm not aware of any recording of Olinda Alessandrini playing Desengonçado. Did you hear it live?

The only recordings I know of Desengonçado are Polly Ferman's (1989), Orquestra Pan American (1928) and Daniel Dalarossa (2008).

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:07 pm 
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I'm sorry!!! I must have missed the link to Desengoncado. I meant Tupinamba!... I will listen to Desengoncado shortly!

By the way, if I ever win the lottery, one of the top priorities of my gift list will be an acoustic piano for you. :-)

:-)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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My most sincere thanks, Marcelo.
I already have a Kawai Kx21 upright, but I'll accept a grand version of it ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Excellent recording of "Desengoncado", another amazing piece. I'm not aware of any others out there for comparison, but I think you are definitely an authority. Even so, I must ask whether you think if it is not a bit too fast...?


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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I have never heard of this composer. Very interesting. I love public domain and find it useful in my teaching. I will keep this in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Dear friends,

It is with immense joy and pride that I inform that Ernesto Nazareth is the first composer in the world to have his discography entirely available online. At the website www.ernestonazareth150anos.com.br - discography section ("discografia/gravações") an extensive table is available, which catalogs around 2.500 recordings of Nazareth's compositions made from 1902 to the present, in the whole world.

And to make the catalog richer, 2.043 recordings are available to be listened instantly on stream (downloads are not available). You just have to click on a line, and the player will appear. Then click on the play button.

There we have the first Brazilian 78-RPM recordings ever made, in the first decade of the 20th century by legendary Casa Edison, with the military bands and some of the first choro ensembles, going through Nazareth's own recordings, the explosion of his music in 1914 in the U.S. and Paris, the transition period in the 1940s with American influences, the first anthological LPs from the 1950s with Jacob do Bandolim, Radamés Gnattali e Carolina Cardoso de Menezes, the popular singers, his great re-descovery by the pianists Eudóxia de Barros in 1963 and Arthur Moreira Lima in 1975, which led his works definitely into the concert halls, entering the CD era with espectacular arrengements for the most diverse instrumentations, including symphonic orchestra, in a time which Japaneses, Americans, Frenchs, Norwegians, Uruguayans, Canadians, Icelanders, Brazilians, and many others, record him, showing the long reach of his works.

This is a previously unpublished research which I've been doing for the past 13 years, which shows that Ernesto Nazareth is one of Brazil's most recorded and cherished composers. To see it made available represents a more-than-dream, which was only possible thanks to the extraordinary vision of Instute Moreira Salles, represented by Bia Paes Leme and Paulo Aragão, also coordinators of the website.

Help us spread the word about it.

I wish you all a deep dive into the universe of Nazareth's discography, and that you may always marvel yourselves with the possibilities of his music.

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Alexandre Dias


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