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Nazareth: Carioca

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by John Robson, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. John Robson

    John Robson New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Ernesto Nazareth is sometimes referred to as "the Scott Joplin of Brazil." After becoming more familiar with his music, I believe it would be just as accurate to say that "Joplin is the Nazareth of the U.S." Nazareth was a friend of Villa-Lobos and often played chamber music with him. Villa-Lobos said of Nazareth, "He was the true incarnation of Brazil's musical soul."

    Carioca
     
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    Nice piece, John. You played well. Both hands are well balanced, and it sounds like you enjoyed playing this. It has many parts and I can hear the similarities with Joplin. The first main theme made me wish I had someone to tango with (or cha-cha, whatever)
     
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    I quite like this piece! Thanks for sharing it and making it come alive. I'll have to hunt down the sheets and play through this, it sounds like fun.
     
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    That is a real good performance, and recorded incredibly fast ! But I guess you have no need to memorize it. Great quality in such a short time. Only two things I can niggle about:

    1) Except the very first time , you play the start note of the main phrase as a 16th whereas it should be an 8th (bar 2, bar 4, etc...)
    2) The section marked 'brillliante' could sound a little more brilliante. Just let rip a bit here.

    I'm in the process of putting this up the site but my Internet is so effingly blindingly slow that I give up for today. Maybe it'll be better tomorrow.

    Ah and as you introduce a new composer, you know the drill.... can you cobble up a bio ?
     
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    And this is up, too. Please check for errors.
    I am not sure if this is a choro or tango or both... The score is ambiguous !
    I named the page 'Tangos and Waltzes' as the majority are, and otherwise the title will become too long.
    If you feel like providing some text for that page, please do so.

    Very generous, this remark of Villa-Lobos about Nazareth. While in fact he himself was a so much more talented and encompassing composer who incarnates the Brazilian soul like nobody else before or after.
     
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    Satie and Villa-Lobos

    True. Villa-Lobos was in a different league from Nazareth. However, it's interesting that Villa-Lobos was capable of appreciating the less sophisticated compositions of Nazareth. He obviously recognized the musicianship of Nazareth because he enjoyed playing chamber music with him.
     
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    Re: Satie and Villa-Lobos

    Yes, it's like Bach appreciating Vivaldi and even using his works for study.
     
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    Never heard this music before and I always get happy when pianists submit music unknown to me.

    I can definitely hear a the latin swing in this music and you seem to play it very well. I should read up on this. In the B-part, one can hear clear connections to Joplin's rag and it is a bit strange with the beginning. Not sure how to dance Tango to that ;).
     
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    Dancing

    It's like trying to waltz to Chopin waltzes. Can you imagine waltzing to the "Minute" waltz?
     
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    Re: Dancing

    I would like to see someone try.
     

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