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Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth

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  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Pretty piece! Reminded me of Chopin - also a little Granados. You played it nicely, Alexandre. It's up on the site.
     
  2. lisztzsil

    lisztzsil New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hello Monica,
    I'm glad you like it!

    Best wishes,
    Alexandre
     
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    Hi Folks,

    Here's the 62nd rare Nazareth: the Brazilian tango "Ideal" (which doesn't need translation). It has never been recorded on its original piano solo version.

    Hope you like it.

    Best,
    Alexandre


    Nazareth - Ideal
     
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    Very nice indeed! Sounds like Brazilian Ragtime?! Great sense of style and rhythmic vitality to music.

    BTW, Alexandre, I haven't forgot about the music. :wink: Honestly, the music has been sitting on my desk as I've been deciding on a new scanner. Well, I finally bought one. So hopefully, it will have been worth the wait.

    George
     
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    lisztzsil New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi George, thanks for the comments. Glad you like it. Yes, it's kinda like Brazilian ragtime. Nazareth is often compared to Joplin. They're sort of analogs, keeping in mind all the rythmic differences, of course (Nazareth has a lot of syncopation on the left hand).

    Great! I'll be waiting for the score, it will certainly be worthwhile.

    Best,
    Alexandre
     
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    Hi again Alexandre,
    That was nice coffee-sipping wake-up music and a nice way to start my day. Well-played, as usual. It's on the site.


    btw - do you know how many more Nazareth recordings you will make? I'm thinking of changing the table a bit.
     
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    Hi Monica, I'm glad you like it, thanks.

    I can't precise how many more I will make. But, just among his rare works, there are at least 40 more to go.

    Best,
    Alexandre
     
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    Hi Folks,

    Today I've recorded one of Nazareth's simple songs. It's the Brazilian tango "Beija-Flor" (Hummingbird), which bears lyrics by the author himself. It has never been recorded commercially.

    Best,
    Alexandre Dias

    Nazareth - Beija Flor (Brazilian Tango) (2:51)
     
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    Very nice ! I like how you do let the simple music speak for itself. The digital instrument sounds better than most here.
    This on the site.
     
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    Very Nice, Alex!

    As always, very lovable and professional rendition.

    :)

    Kudos!

    Marcelo
     
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    Hello Chris and Marcelo, many thanks for the comments. Glad you like this simple tune and my rendition of it.

    Best,
    Alexandre
     
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    Hello guys,

    Today I've recorded Nazareth's Tango-Habanera, which has never been recorded commercially. The Cuban habanera is one of the founding rythms of Brazilian music (added to the influnces of the European polka and the African lundu).

    It's a fun piece to play, hope you like it. With this one we're now with 29% of Nazareth's music on the site.

    Best,
    Alexandre

    Nazareth - Tango-Habanera
     
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    Ok, this is up, Alexandre. Sounds good!

    70% more of Nazareth's works to go? Guess you've got your work cut out for you!
     
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    Hi Monica,
    Thanks! Well, I love Nazareth's music, it's been a 11-year long affair. It makes me happy to record his music, specially knowing that everythinig I've recorded so far comprises his side B.

    Best,
    Alexandre
     
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    As always, nothing more to say than "Nice piece, splendidly played". Maybe you could leave in the odd mistake every now and then, so that we have something to pick on ? :lol:

    It's a labor of love to record all the output of such a prolific composer. I commend you for it. Don't you feel like recording something else for a change ?
     
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    Hey Chris, thanks for the comment heehehe Glad you like my performance. (sorry for the delay, I jsut got back from a trip)

    About changing airs, I have never told you this, but after you posted the Kapustin recordings (starting with the one from your teacher), I fell in love with his music. I acquired as many recordings by him as I could, and leanerd his first concert étude Op.40. Shortly afterwards I played it here in Brasília, and I'm sure this was the first time any of his music was played here.

    I made a private recording of the piece by then, but I never got satisfyed enough to share at PS. However, here it is, so that we may have a slight change in composers :) . There's no need to post it on the site, you can leave it here on this post.

    Best,
    Alexandre
     
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    So you had the Kapustin brainwave as well :D Indeed he is an addictive composer. I've had some periods when I played little else (but right now ole Bach has re-asserted his iron grip on me). What a shame that Kapustin's pieces are so insanely difficult. I'm secretly pleased that you have some choppy moments here too - though not as many as I did. A pity that your recording hasn't the greatest of sounds (an upright ?) because it's a good performance - certainly better than my soggy account - which could well go on the site.
    So are you working on any other Kapustin ?
     
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    Hi Chris,

    >What a shame that Kapustin's pieces are so insanely difficult.
    Yes, however this makes them even more interesting!

    >I'm secretly pleased that you have some choppy moments here too -
    hehehe, I'd thought so.

    >though not as many as I did. A pity that your recording hasn't the greatest of sounds (an upright ?) because it's a >good performance - certainly better than my soggy account - which could well go on the site.
    Yes, a Kawai upright (kx 21). It can sound better on recording. I had recently acquired it, and was less familiar with its sound. The acoustics on my living rooms also don't help.

    >So are you working on any other Kapustin ?
    Not at the moment, although I'd love to play his toccatina, his concert études Op.40 No.3 'toccata', no.5 'Raillery', no.6 'pastorale', no.7 'intermezzo', his 2nd Sonata, and the last two preludes op.53.

    Best,
    Alexandre
     
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    Hello folks,

    After many months I've resumed recording Nazareth rare pieces. This is the 65th, and it has never been recorded in any medium. It's the quadrille "Chile-Brasil", and, as it is usual for quadrilles, it has 5 parts.

    Nazareth - Chile-Brasil (Quadrilha) (6:15)

    I'm aware of the new rules of the site and will comment the recent recordings.

    Hope you like it.
    Best wishes,
    Alexandre
     
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    Not Nazareths most inspired work, and probably a bit long for its content. But entertaining and infectiously played. I keep wondering how your recordings would sound on a real grand, and whether they would acquire some extra depth and sonority.
    This one is on the site. Keep up the good work !
     

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