Caboclo

This work by Quinta Essentia Quartet presents the music of four Brazilian gifted composers, as well as their stories and legends.

About Heitor Villa-Lobos, perhaps the greatest Brazilian composer internationally known, we point out two of his compositional series: As Bachianas Brasileiras and the Chôros. The group presents the Aria of the Bachianas nº 5, well known by the great audience, and the Chôros nº 4, considered by the composer “the most significant of the Chôros in its form and signification”, and also by other authors as the image of the simple people’s life in the big cities’ suburbs, which the melodies have an ironical lyricism, based on the traditional form of the popular dance music from the foreign countries.

About César Gerra-Peixe, we emphasize his passion for Pernambuco folklore, when in 1949, visited Recife and accepted a radio station contract to study in place the less known aspects of this tradition, that resulted in one very emblematic piece of music of this style: Mourão, where the sound of fifes and fiddles rejoin in the Maracatu rhythm.

From Radamés Gnattali, we flaunt his style that shows great mastery of Brazilian rhythms and unconventional harmonies, transcending prejudices and conducting the dancing characteristics and beautiful melodies of Brazilian music to the concert music. A guest of honor for this work, which lends us his Lenda and other works, written originally for string quartet and arranged by the Quinta Essentia for modern recorders.

Last but not least, we present the original masterpiece Flautata Doce by Daniel Wolff, PhD and composer with a Grammy Award in his resume, given to the quartet by the composer himself.

With the cultural in influence of the native Americans and white people, together with the mixture of the European instruments with the complexity of the Brazilian music, we have the Caboclo. The legend, the songs and the mixture of the Caboclo repertoire for recorder quartet will be marked in the memory of whom are open to listen!

Summary

With the cultural in influence of the native Americans and white people, together with the mixture of the European instruments with the complexity of the Brazilian music, we have the Caboclo. The legend, the songs and the mixture of the Caboclo repertoire for recorder quartet will be marked in the memory of whom are open to listen!

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