Album: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Heitor Villa-Losbos, Brasilia, Sinfonia De Alvorada; Floresta Do Amazonas (él)
Friday 13 May 2011
Commissioned by President Juscelino Kubitschek in 1958 for the opening ceremony of his planned new city of Brasilia, Antonio Carlos Jobim's Brasilia, Sinfonia De Alvorada is a curious piece, with orchestration akin to a Latin American Aaron Copland celebrating another Big Country, punctuated with sundry bird-noises and its five sections alternating with the sententious declamation of Vinicius De Moraes's narrative about man's taming of the Amazon.
It's paired here with Villa-Lobos's Floresta Do Amazonas, a bombastic tone-poem stuffed with strident horns, woody percussion and ebullient chorale.
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