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Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth

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  1. lisztzsil

    lisztzsil New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Os Teus Olhos Captivam, polca

    Hi Folks,
    This week's rare Nazareth is a polka he composed in his youth, in 1883. It's called "Os Teus Olhos Captivam" (Your Eyes Captivate) and it was dedicated vaguely "to a Brazilian lady". It has only been recorded once, in 1911 (by a band). For those who want to try to read in Portuguese, this is the link with some more info about the music:

    http://www.sovacodecobra.com.br/2007/09 ... -captivam/

    Cheers,
    Alexandre

    Os Teus Olhos Captivam, polca
     
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    That was really enjoyable again Alexandre, thanks ! I have put it up the site.
    Are you planning to record all of his works ?
     
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    Hi Chris,
    I'm glad you're enjoying these pieces/recordings. At the moment I'm just recording his pieces that were never recorded on its original piano solo version (or, in some cases, not recorded at all). I still don't know where this will end, so meanwhile I'm just enjoying myself being able to uncover these forgotten gems to my peers and piano lovers : )


    Cheers,
    Alexandre
    P.S. Just for curiosity, I've recorded 11% of his works by now. If this weekly pace is kept, it will take *only* 3 years and a half to finish everything haha!
     
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    Well, we'll probably be here in 3.5 years... But just in case, you better get going ! We want nothing less than Complete Sets here :lol:
     
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    Hello everyone,
    Today's rare Nazareth is his tango called Furinga, whose meaning I don't know.

    Cheers,
    Alexandre Dias

    Nazareth - Furinga, tango
     
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    Very enjoyable. I love tangos and mean to listen to your other ones when I can find time. And if I ever take tango lessons like I want to, I'll be able to listen to your music when I practice my dancing. Too bad I can't get any of the three men(sort of) in my house to dance with me, though. I could use a partner.
     
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    Hi Pianolady,
    Thanks for listening. I think you're referring to Argentine tangos when you say you want to take tango lessons. This is one is a Brazilian Tango, whose genre appeared about 20 years before the first Argentine tango. The problem is that Brazilian tangos aren't called that way anymore, exactly because of this confusion. Today it is called "Choro". Anyway, it is still danceable :)

    Cheers,
    Alexandre
     
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    Finally, I took the time to listen to your Nazareth recordings and I am happy I did as you do a very good job Dias! I put up the two latest contributions and even though I do not know Nazareths' music very, I feel you do very authentic interpretations. I look forward from more Nazareth from you!
     
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    Dear Robert,
    Thanks a lot for your nice comments, they're certainly a stimulus for me to keep recording these
    rare pieces of Nazareth. This week I recorded his second composition, made when he was 15 (1878).
    It's called "O Nome d'Ella" ("Her Name") and it has never been recorded nor published. This one
    demanded some energy from me to be ready in a week. Hope you like it.

    Cheers,
    Alexandre

    Nazareth - O Nome d'Ella, grande valse brillante
     
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    Again! Extremely good and passionated playing from your side!

    Congratulations to the recording world premiere! :)
     
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    Dear Alexandre,

    I have been interested in piano music by latin-american composers, especailly I love Nazareth. I am always enjoy your recordings and commentaries in "Sovaco de Cobra" and am deeply impressed with your efforts. I am also researching Nazareth's music. In some compositions of Nazareth, data of year of composition are not known and more many pieces have never been published, so it's very difficult to make "Índice cronológico" of his catalogue. I tried such cataloging. Please see the following link.
    http://www.geocities.jp/latinamericapia ... intro.html

    I look forward to hearing more Nazareth. There is no pianist yet who recorded "Obra completa de Ernesto Nazareth" even in brasil. You will become first one in the future?
    Thank you!

    My website (English)
    http://www.geocities.jp/latinamericapia ... x_eng.html
    My website (Japanes)
    http://www.geocities.jp/latinamericapiano/
     
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    Hello folks,
    I'm sending this week's and last week's Nazareths:

    Saudades e Saudades..!!, march ("saudades" means longing, to miss someone)

    Marcha Fúnebre (Funeral March) (one of his "classical" pieces).

    Hope you like it.

    Cheers,
    Alexandre

    Nazareth - Marcha Funebre

    Nazareth - Saudades e Saudades
     
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    I'm glad I listened to these in the order they are presented. The first one, the Funeral March is depressing, just like Chopin's, or Tschaikowsky's (sp? wine may be messing up my brain :lol: ) I really hope people don't play pieces like these at my funeral. I want something more 'fun'. The second piece is darling. A real 'pick-me-upper'. Great playing, as usual Alexandre!
     
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    Dear kaornana,

    I'm really glad to read your message. You don't know it, but I've been a great admirer of your site for a long time...! You've collected an impressive amount of material about latin american composers there (it's way better than any Brazilian site on the subject). The discographies are specially amazing to me, because I nurture this (listing discographies) as a passion. (recently I was consulting the site about Luiz Levy's LPs)

    " In some compositions of Nazareth, data of year of composition are not known and more many pieces have never been published, so it's very difficult to make "Índice cronológico" of his catalogue."

    Yes, indeed. Not even his official biographer, Luiz Antonio de Almeida, has all the precise dates. In many pieces we can only estimate the date, or state that "it already existed in 1922" because of the listings he sometimes did of his own works.


    " look forward to hearing more Nazareth. There is no pianist yet who recorded "Obra completa de Ernesto Nazareth" even in brasil. You will become first one in the future? "

    Who knows? :)
    I wish it was Maria Teresa Madeira would do it. For she is my inspiration for my research and interpretations.

    I understand that you're from Japan. Congratulations so much on your rich websites.

    Feel free to write me: afsdias@terra.com.br


    Cheers,
    Alexandre
     
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    Dear Pianolady,
    Thanks for always listening to and commenting these recordings :) This means a lot to me.
    Saudades e Saudades is indeed a "'pick-me-upper' (hehehe) but sooo unpianistic..!

    Cheers,
    Alexandre
     
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    These two are up on the site, Alexandre. :)
     
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    Hello everybody!
    I've decided to revive this topic, since it contain all the previous releases of the series.

    Today I've recorded another Nazareth tune which has never been recorded commercially: the Polka for the Left Hand. It demanded an enourmous effort from me to record with few mistakes, since it's a constant aim test, requiring a lot of concentration to make the correct pedaling.

    Hope you like it.

    Alexandre

    Nazareth - Polka for Left Hand
     
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    I'm always so amazed at how these left-hand-only pieces sound. I really don't think I could play any of them. I am right-handed and the urge to use my right hand would I think be too great. I would have to tie my right hand behind my back if I ever tried a left-hand only piece. Anyway, sounded nice, Alexandre. It is up on the site.
     
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    Fantastic performance ! Even if it does not quite sound as carefree and effortless as your two-hand submissions. Especially the middle part sounds a little laboured. Yes there are a couple if tiny slips but they do not distract at all. Full marks for bringing this off so well - seems to me like the Polka genre is not so suitable for one hand, and I can imagine the jumps make it very difficult.
     

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