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Contemporary Music


A lot of very different works by Brazilian composers today. Heitor Villa-Lobos and Radamés Gnattali took inspiration from traditional Brazilian folk music. Gilberto Mendes used modernist techniques in his compositions.


1 – Heitor Villa-Lobos. (in the picture) Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon.

Neil Black, oboe. Thea King, clarinet. Robin O’Neill, bassoon.

2 – Radamés Gnattali. Concerto de copacabana.

Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese conducted by Marcello Bufalini. Marco Salcito, guitar. Silvia Colageo, flute.

3 – Gilberto Mendes. Qualquer música.

Spectra Ensemble conducted by Filip Rathé.

4 – Villa-Lobos. Bachianas brasileiras No. 5.

Erna Spoorenberg, soprano. Master Cellists conducted by Willem van Otterloo.

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