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Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth

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  1. techneut

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    Not vintage Nazareth this, IMO. Bit of a patchwork. I don't like the opening part. But there is plenty of infectious writing later on, and your pianism is superb as always. Your dedication ro Nazareth is exemplary, he could not have gotten a better advocate.
     
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    This is up, Alexandre. Sounds good except I hear two strange cuts in the first section. But I liked the other sections and you played this all very nicely.
     
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    lisztzsil New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hello Chris and Monica, thank you for the commentaries.

    Chris, I don't know what you mean by vintage (for I only know it in the sense of something from another generation), but I hear you. This piece isn't among his masterpieces, and I had to get accostumed to it in order to develop a coherent interpretation.

    Monica, there were no cuts in the first section, you must be referring to glitches inherent to the piano.

    Best wishes,
    Alexandre
     
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    Menino de Ouro, Brazilian tango

    Hi folks,
    Here's the 55th Nazareth: Menino de Ouro (Golden boy). It's one of his nice works, which shows what he did best (Brazilian tangos).

    Best regards,
    Alexandre


    Nazareth - Menino de Ouro (Golden Boy)
     
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    Hi Alexandre,

    This is up. Nice little piece - I liked the rhythm in the middle section. One thing - your bit rate on this file is higher than what we like. Please watch that next time.
     
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    lisztzsil New Member Piano Society Artist

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    ok thanks, Alexandre. I switched out the two files. And listening again to this piece made me think that Nazareth must have been a happy man most of the time - do you think?
     
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    lisztzsil New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Monica,
    His music certainly is lighthearted most of the time, but that doesn't necessarily reflects his life. By the time he wrote this piece, he had already lost his younger daughter, was becoming irreversibly deaf, and syphilis was acting on his system, which would eventually lead to his sad end at the psychiatric institution.

    Alexandre
     
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    Excellent as always !
    Reading about the sad state he was in when composing this, one can only marvel at how music can
    keep people going in the most dire of situations. No other form of art can do that, I think.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    oh wow - that's terrible about his life! A little like Schumann. But it baffles me as to how these composers can not only keep it going with their music, but they write joyful music when they are so full of misery. I know that when I am having a bad day, I don't say to myself, "I'm so depressed and sad - think I'll go write some happy music". Unless that is some sort of coping mechanism...
     
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    Re: Menino de Ouro, Brazilian tango

    This is really nice Lisztzsil,

    And thank you for introducing me to this composer. Somehow I did not know much about Nazareth.

    My parents really like Tango's so I suspect I will need to take a closer look at his work.

     
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    lisztzsil New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thank you s_winitsky,
    You're being introduced to his lesser known works, which is something interesting, to my view.
    If you want to know his most famous works, check out: Odeon, Brejeiro, Apanhei-te Cavaquinho, Escorregando, Fon-Fon, Dengozo and Confidências.


    Mônica and Chris, you're right, many composers are famous for writing lighthearted music during hard times (Joplin was another example).

    Best wishes,
    Alexandre
     
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    I like "Apanhei-te cavaquinho" :D

    well played, it makes the piano sounds like a real "cavaquinho", which is the instrument below:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavaquinho

    PS: I played the "cavaquinho" long ago... but I didn't like it, so I forgot everything.
     
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    1922, Brazilian tango

    Hi Folks,
    Today I've recorded one of his compositions for the Carnaval. It's called 1922, composed for the Carnaval of that year. It was originally subtitled as a Samba in the manuscript, but changed to "Brazilian tango" when published. It has never been recorded commercially.

    Best wishes,
    Alexandre


    Nazareth - 1922 (Brazilian tango)
     
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    Cute piece! This is up, Alexandre.
     
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    Eulina, polka

    Dear folks,
    Here's the 57th rare Nazareth, a polca he dedicated to his daughter Eulina in 1893. It sounds rather like a lullaby, for it was written when Eulina was just a child.

    It has never been recorded commercially.

    Best wishes,
    Alexandre

    Nazareth - Eulina (Polka)
     
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    Sorry for the delay; this one almost slipped passed me. It's up now, and nice job as usual, Alexandre.
     
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    Thanks, Monica.

    Cheers,
    Alexandre
     
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    Very pretty indeed, if IMO a bit too long for its musical content. Great playing as ever.
     
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    lisztzsil New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks, Chris.
    The recording got too long because I decided to play the form ABACABA instead of plain ABACA. The first form is written down in most of his Brazilian tangos, and Nazareth himself recorded this form when playing some of his tangos. But I'm still deciding what to do in this matter.

    Cheers,
    Alexandre
     

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