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Rare music of Eduardo Dutra: Preludio, Op. 32 in F#m

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  1. StephenC

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    ^ Wow, it is a beautiful piece. I don't know who the composer was but the piece is definitely worth listening to. Great recording and piano playing.
     
  2. Rachfan

    Rachfan Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Stephen,

    I'm so glad you enjoyed this prelude by a little-known composer. I didn't quite know what to expect, but once I started playing it, the piece really grew on me. I just wish we had more of Dutra's works. Thanks for listening.

    David
     
  3. richard66

    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    I find the post by this "family member" of Dutra a bit cheesey. Having contacts in Brazil I set them looking for Dutra and not a single reference was found of him in any single musical or sound library. It was as if had never existed. Besides that, the surname is wrong: D'Utra does not exist and no recordings seem to be available, which is strange, if a CD was issued in 2005 by a fairly well-known pianist.
     
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    Rachfan Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Richard,

    Well, Arnaldo Cohen has played Dutra's Preludio on a CD. I can send you the clip if you'd like to hear it. I also had read earlier that Dutra owned a testing laboratory (evidently his daytime job), which also fits the account here. On YouTube a gentleman familiar with Dutra responded offering a correction on Duta's date of birth. (I haven't changed it.) His son Farnesio existed for sure, as he was a well-known musician in the U.S. in the 1950s. Nuessa Franca in Paris also has an old personally autographed copy of the Preludio in Dutra's own hand. Plus there is a brief write-up in Wikipedia about the composer. I have no doubt that the man truly existed. As I had mentioned before, Dutra was not published by a major sheet music publisher. He preferred to do private printings on demand. So it's not surprising that his music was not widely played or recorded.

    David
     
  5. richard66

    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Hello, David,

    I was not questioning the existence of Dutra, whom we know existed and all that, but that he should turn out to be so famous. My contact certainly did not come up with any musical evidence whatsoever, which is odd. I quote:

    Anyway, I wish, I WISH, this relative could deliver the goods and produce some of the scores! Based on the evidence of that prelude, he was good!

    What piece das Estrella play?
     
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    Rachfan Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Mariangela,

    Thank you for listing those works of Eduardo Dutra for solo piano. Today how can pianists obtain copies of the sheet music for those piano pieces? If you could kindly give us some information on that, it would be most helpful. Thank you for your assistance.

    David
     
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    Rachfan Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Richard,

    Mariangela did not leave us a way to contact her, so leaving the message above is the only possibility for now.

    So far as I know, those scores were lost or destroyed after Dutra's death. It might take an organized search of municipal and university music libraries and private archives in Rio de Janeiro to locate any extant scores. This might be the next closest thing to archeology. :lol:

    David
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Hello, David,

    That in itself makes me think it is a hoax.
     
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    Eduardo D'Utra e Silva, son of Fabrizio, inherited from his parents love for God, the arts, science, philosophy, and the rights of a very popular drug - Feverfew - among other drugs manufactured by the Laboratory F.Dutra, leading the name of Fabrizio D'Utra e Silva.

    Eduardo excellent student since childhood, and dedicated perfectionist, I'm philosophy, was trained in music, very competent with string instruments, especially violin and masterful pianist during his lifetime wrote many scholarly works and large numbers were presented, was formed in pharmacy and medicine having specialized in pediatrics, philosopher, poligloto, loved boxing and wrestling sports activities which specializes. Eduardo develop teaching techniques that apply to students of piano, violin and his sons
    In music he joined the neo-romanticism. He studied music theory with renowned masters; violin with Joachim Boisson; perfected on piano with Henrique Oswald, Barroso Netto and Charley Lachmund.

    Eduardo Dutra, was a composer and scholar of great reputation over the years outstanding conductors and soloists performed several of his works, among them Francisco Braga (was artistic director and conductor of the Orchestra Symphonic Concert Society), Henry Spedini (conductor holder Symphony Orchestra of Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro), by Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro under the baton of conductor and professor Ernesto Ronchini, conductor Arthur Bosmans, Martinez Degree and recently Arnaldo Cohen recently presented one of his works in his Cd edited in 2005.
    Among the soloists, Mario Neves, Mario de Azevedo, Arnaldo Rebello, Dyla Josetti, Isaac Feldman, Peri Machado and others. His works are performed more; Concerto in F sharp minor; "Balet - pantomime" entitled "The Princess of Medinet - el Fayum," five "Preludes", "Orientales" (suite of seven dances of oriental character), "Idyll" Etc. For Piano, "Sonata in C minor; twelve" Preludes "and six" Miniatures "(suite child); five" Studies ";" Five "Mazurkas" and three "Viennese Waltzes"; concert, "Three Berceuses" "Concerto No. 2" for piano and "Concerto No. 1" for orquestra.Arthur Rubinstein presented several pieces and presented Anatoli Kitain Hall Carnigie presented in the composition of Eduardo "Prelude in F Minor." The Orquetra Sinfonica Brasileira presented hundreds of works by Eduardo of which he himself excelled "Prelude for String" and "Concerto for piano and orchestra.
    Eduardo studied philosophy, theology and many hours per day with equal dedication to the music, to lecture to a select group of students, with the sole purpose of perfecting them, competent administrator transforms the lab he inherited from his father, one of the most important its segment, and its production successes in various areas combined produce beautiful book.
    Eduardo, marries a young socialite Iracema, pianist, artist plastica (traditional society of Alagoas and Rio), had two sons Dick Farney (Farnesio Dutra e Silva) famous conductor, arranger, singer, pianist, actor and presenter and Cyll Farney (Cylleno Dutra e Silva) known film and television actor, entrepreneur, musician.
    Eduardo Dutra and devoted himself Suiva follow very diligently to encourage the children in their artistic activities and was the biggest fan of the work they performed, died in 1953 of myocardial infarction fulminat.
    I am heiress to Dick Farney and I am available for more information on Dick Farney, Cyll Farney children and the Dutra Dr.Eduardo own Eduardo Dutra.
     
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    Another gobbledygook spam post from this shady person - cross-posted 4 times in different forums. There really is no point to this. I have removed this person (email address dickfarney@us.com :roll: ) from the forum.
     
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    That is the point of it:a scam.
     
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    Rachfan Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    It's truly annoying and dismaying.

    David
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    I have found this about Eduardo Dutra. It is an interview with Arnaldo Cohen, given in 2001, who owns a copy of the very same prelude, given to him by Jacques Klein. TThis is an interview given to the BBC when of the issue of a CD with music by Brazilian composers. I have chosen not to translate, but the gist is that Cohen went to look through the scores Klein had given him and came across this Prelude. Who Eduardo was and who was Farnesio was a mystery to him, so he placed an advertisement asking for information. He received three calls and discovered very little, really, and the information is to be found above (was it Luis Sarro who wrote it? I cannot remember).

    Here are two recordings, a Live one by Pierre Feraux:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WavNsm5 ... re=related

    And Cohen's Version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzgHgkLu ... re=related

    Famous composer indeed!
     
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    Hi Richard,

    Had this blurb been in Spanish, I would have attempted it. But Portugese is quite different. Maybe Luis could assist us.

    Thanks for adding the two other extant recordings. The three interpretations are different in some details--tempo, rubato etc., yet substantially similar in approach.

    David
     
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    Google translate does a very decent job:


     
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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for deciphering it! Arnaldo Cohen speaks English well, but his CD was Brazilian, so I can well understand why the notes were in Portugese.

    That was EXACTLY my reason for learning and recording this fine piece of Dutra. I believe that a good many pianists here at PS are delighted to play music composed by unknown or forgotten composers. There are many gems that never see the light of day. I was unaware of the Pierre Feraux recording until posted here, but I would bet that his thinking on recording this piece was very much the same. Of course, Feraux and Cohen, being professional artists, both probably made money from it, but I just enjoyed the personal satisfaction of sharing it with others.

    David
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    That was from an interview to the Brazilian service of the BBC. I wonder how he and Feraux solved the question of the royalties? By saying that every effort was made to contact the owners but with little success and that they would be delighted if any eventual owner came forth? This is the usual formula.
     
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    Hi David,
    I have enjoyed your performance very much. I didn´t know this lovely piece and composer. I think, it´s played quite rarely. A very romantic and impassioned composition. Though without score I can´t comment on details, I think, you have brought out this spirit of the piece very fine. Your playing is very subtle and expressive! Thank you very much for sharing this little gem.
     
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    Hi Andreas,

    Yes, this is a piece of high merit. In listening to the links provided here of the performances by Analdo Cohen and Pierre Feraux, and including my own rendition, there are a few differences, but far more commonalities. I'm sure everyone had the same problem--trying to best serve the composer in playing an unknown score.

    I appreciate your kind comments!

    David
     
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    Hi!
    I just read everything in a fast way, and one sentence got my attention:

    I think this sentence is better translated to: "THE THING IS THAT Farnesio is the famous Brazilian jazz pianist..."
     

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