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Hello everybody!

I'm new around here, and I love this site, very nice idea! I have in my iPod TONS of recordings from here :).

I'm a fan of Ernesto Nazareth, I think he is a true genious! Unfortunally is almost impossible to find the sheet music, perhaps Lizstsztil or other ppl have some of them to share. Although they're public domain I can find only few pieces at IMSLP.ORG and some avaiable pieces are blocked(???).

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Last I checked you can find all of his works in pdf here:

http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/a_obr ... php?area=1

Its a good site. I also like playing Nazareth.

I believe there is no copyright on his music anymore.

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Hello everybody!

I'm new around here, and I love this site, very nice idea! I have in my iPod TONS of recordings from here :).

I'm a fan of Ernesto Nazareth, I think he is a true genious! Unfortunally is almost impossible to find the sheet music, perhaps Lizstsztil or other ppl have some of them to share. Although they're public domain I can find only few pieces at IMSLP.ORG and some avaiable pieces are blocked(???).

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THANK YOU!!!!!!! :D


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Last I checked you can find all of his works in pdf here:

http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/a_obr ... php?area=1

Its a good site. I also like playing Nazareth.

I believe there is no copyright on his music anymore.

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Hello everybody!

I'm new around here, and I love this site, very nice idea! I have in my iPod TONS of recordings from here :).

I'm a fan of Ernesto Nazareth, I think he is a true genious! Unfortunally is almost impossible to find the sheet music, perhaps Lizstsztil or other ppl have some of them to share. Although they're public domain I can find only few pieces at IMSLP.ORG and some avaiable pieces are blocked(???).

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Way to go, Stan! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:10 pm 
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Hello guys!

After 5 months without recording I'm back.

This is one of Nazareth's most profound pieces, called Mágoas ("Sorrows"), and subtitled "medidation". A lot of Chopin influences, and very different from his Brazilian Tangos and Waltzes. This piece has never been published, but you can see a modern edition of it here:
http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/pdfs/magoas.pdf

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Ok, this is up, Alexandre. Sounded good as usual. And you're right - this one is different than a lot of the others.

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I liked the piece and you play it well! It's always fascinating to discover a rare find, isn't it? Definitely different from other Brazilian music I've heard.

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Thanks for the comments Monica and 88man.
88man, yes it's always great to discover new interesting pieces.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Not your 'typical' Nazareth piece indeed... But none the worse for it ! A real charmer, though IMO a bit too long for its content. The ending is very daring and unusual.
I have to say the anodyne digital sound (which does not normally bother me much in your recordings) does this piece no favours. How great it would sound on a real instrument.... But as splendidly played as always !

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Hi Chris,
Thank you for your remarks. I agree that the ending is very daring and unusual. It is a very ellaborate piece in many ways, either harmonically or pianistically.

I also agree that this piece must be recorded on an acoustic piano. However the experiences I have done with my Kawai don't turn up well. Maybe I'll find better ways to record it, and make a debut eventually.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Dear folks,
Today I've recorded Nazareth's great Polonaise. It has been recorded only once and few people know it. Hope you like it.
If you want the score, there is an edition of it reviewed by my: http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/pdfs/poloneza.pdf

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This is up, Alexandre. I like this one, despite it being a tad on the long side. However, the digital piano does it no favors - this one really needs to be played on a 'giant' grand. Maybe some day you can get your hands on one and re-record this.

Also (a gentle reminder), common courtesy dictates that members who regularly post recordings should also comment on other members' recordings. (I'm going to tell other members this too) It simply makes our forum and site more lively and fun.

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pianolady wrote:
This is up, Alexandre. I like this one, despite it being a tad on the long side. However, the digital piano does it no favors - this one really needs to be played on a 'giant' grand.

I had the same points but forgot to post. IMO, this piece does outstay its welcome, I find it rather bloated and repetitive, even though it has its moments. I found the digital sound here positively off-putting in some places. I don't normally have that with your recordings, I guess it's that this piece just cries for more real sonority than the jolly dances we usuall have from Nazareth. Your rock-solid and razor-sharp polonaise rhythm is fantastic though !

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Hello Monica and Chris,

Thank you for the comments, either positive and negative. I did think it would sound too long, however this is the version with cuts. Nazareth wrote a good deal of other repetitions.

When I get to record his complete works it will be undoubtedly recorded on a piano grand in studio, but for now I don't have access to one (Brasília doesn't have a studio with a good piano). Meanwhile I'm doing the best I can on my Kurzweil. (The acoustics of my living room aren't good for recording on my Kawai upright and I haven't found a solution for this yet).

Seven years ago I played this piece in a television program, which had a steinway grand availble. It's on youtube, if you'd like to watch it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-lAHBElrgM

Back then my interpretation of it was more rushed and I could only play one take, so it's full of errors.

Monica, I'll increase my participation in other posts, thanks for the reminder.

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For all its little slips (none of them really disturbing), I like this one a lot better. Here is the sense of danger and mad abandon that a piece like this needs, as well as the full-throated sound. I do think in both versions you take the secondary section too slow to keep it interesting.

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Hi Chris, glad you like it.

I can make the Andante moderato a bit more vivo, thanks for the suggestion.

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I can make the Andante moderato a bit more vivo, thanks for the suggestion.

I understand you wanted to bring some contrast. But it's too much IMO, it suddenly sags. It will be more effective if you take the tempo down just a tiny bit, and the contrast will still be there.

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Wow, Alexandre - I liked your video! Great to see you in action!! I am very impressed by how fast you can play octaves. I'm wondering, do you ever have any pain in your wrists?

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Hi Monica, usually not.
However to record this polonaise this week I spent about 4 hours playing it, and my hands got a bit sore.

I generally try to follow the principle of stopping when you feel any kind of pain. I'm reading a book by Gyorgy Sandor called "On Piano Playing" which is a very lucid treatise on techinique. He advocates that you do not need to build up your musculature to play the piano, and any person can extract the biggest sounds without feeling pain. It's a matter of coordination of your musculature.

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lisztzsil wrote:
I generally try to follow the principle of stopping when you feel any kind of pain. I'm reading a book by Gyorgy Sandor called "On Piano Playing" which is a very lucid treatise on techinique. He advocates that you do not need to build up your musculature to play the piano, and any person can extract the biggest sounds without feeling pain. It's a matter of coordination of your musculature.


I've been practicing a lot lately and have pain not only in my wrists, but now also in my RH thumb and 4th finger. I do totally agree with what Sandor says about big sounds/no pain. I'm attending a class next month on the Alexander Technique (hey, is that you? :lol: ) that supposedly teaches about how to move one's body more efficiently and effectively at the piano. Hope it works! (I should probably read that book you mentioned too)

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Hi Monica, sounds interesting! I don't know Alexander's Technique (that's not me heheh), but I'll look it up, thanks for mentioning.
That Sandor book is very good, recommended. I bought it from Amazon a few years ago.

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pianolady wrote:
I've been practicing a lot lately and have pain not only in my wrists, but now also in my RH thumb and 4th finger. I do totally agree with what Sandor says about big sounds/no pain. I'm attending a class next month on the Alexander Technique (hey, is that you? :lol: ) that supposedly teaches about how to move one's body more efficiently and effectively at the piano. Hope it works! (I should probably read that book you mentioned too)

I like Sandor's book a lot. Though pretty old, it seems to have been the most successful trying on analyzing the piano technique. besides that, Sandor was a great musician. Monica... believe me... I read its chapter about playing octaves, and that made me possible to play Chopin Op. 25 no. 10. I couldn't play it before reading Sandor's explanation.

but does Sandor really say it's not needed to build muscles to play the piano? it sounds like a naïve affirmation. we use muscles to play the piano (as we use muscles to do EVERYTHING!). and an accomplished pianist do an intense physical and mental job. so saying that we don't need to build muscles to play the piano is like saying we don't need to build muscles to play volleyball. of course it's different... it's not like bodybuilding. but we need to build muscles for everything we do, even the simplest things like walk and eat!

I feel that lots of Chopin etudes make you build muscles. I'm studying Op. 10 no. 1, and when I play it lots of times, I feel my fourth and fifth fingers being "exercised", as if I was lifting weights. it's different from tension, but it's a kind of fatigue also. as day goes by, I get less and less tired playing this etude, or it takes me more time to get tired.

anyway, I think we must always be open-minded regarding piano technique, because there is no unique way considered correct or better than the others (yet!). my teacher doesn't believe in any school of technique. I do consider the Czerny technique surpassed, because it's too old, based on irrational reasons, based on an old piano with a different mechanism. but there are lots of contemporary pianists who play really well, and each one does something different than the other. Egon Petri used to say to his students that his advices were merely suggestions. the students should try what he says, but they could also reject them and play the way they find better. hehe

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Hello Felipe,

"besides that, Sandor was a great musician. "
Yes, he studied with Bartók himself and Kodály in Budapest.


"but does Sandor really say it's not needed to build muscles to play the piano? it sounds like a naïve affirmation."

I'll let you read for yourself:

(excerpts from Part 1 of his book)

"When the stronger upper-arm, shoulder, and body muscles are properly activated, they assist the weaker muscles and prevent all causes of fatigue. (...) Techinique must be based not on the strength and endurance of our muscles, but rather on their optimal coordination"

"Besides training their coordination skills, athletes must also build endurance and muscular strength, but musicians only need to develop coordination. We do not build strong muscles; instead we learn to activate the ones that are already strong and to use them in collaboration with the weaker ones in order to help them. Using the strong muscles to help the weaker ones is the essence of coordination."

"There are many ways to practice this coordination - this interdependence of the entire body. Practicing to develop independence of the fingers from one another has its merits too, but we should be careful in its application. As a rule, these exercises abuse the forearm muscles by fixing and forcing them; they are based on the erroneous idea that our forearm muscles become tired because they are weak and therefore have to be strengthened by exercises. In fact, they become tired because they are being abused! What we may possibily gain in independence of the fingers, we will lose by disrupting the interdependence of the entire apparatus. (...) The aim is not to strengthen muscles but to learn to synchronize them in the most effortless way."

"Some of our muscles are small and weak, made for precision work, others are strong and powerful. If we can activate these larger muscles properly, we do not need to strengthen the weaker ones. "

"I utterly disagree with the notion that muscle endurance has to be developed for playing the violin, piano, or any other musical instrument".

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oh wow, you guys - I just got bummed out and then excited all in about a two minute time span. Right after I read Felipe's post, I went to Amazon to buy that book. But it costs $100! :shock: So as I contemplated spending more dough on piano books, I checked out my local library to see if they might have a copy, and they do! :D :D I'm picking it up later today right after my exercise class. (it's a Muscle Max class - so yes, I'm building muscles anyway).

Maybe there is hope for me yet!

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hi, Alexandre!

thanks for showing me the passages. I remember reading that, but I completely ignored his last sentence, probably because I disagree. hehe

I'd say only that if we keep laid down on bed for one month, doing nothing, my muscles will get weaker and I'll probably be unable even to move the arms. I'm not a fisiologist, but I think that any muscles usage makes them stronger, even if it's subtle. I resist to admit that a super virtuoso professional pianist has muscles with same strength than someone who simply types message on Facebook. hehe
but I agree about this abuse he talks about.

anyway... he was one of the greatest pianists of all times, so I even don't know why I'm manifesting my opinion (which... above all... is a mere opinion, not a scientific research. hehe)

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btw - since you guys are so knowledgeable, do you also happen to have a special book or tip on memorization? I'm having trouble with that currently. Of course, it doesn't help that I keep wondering over to my computer instead of keeping myself planted on my piano bench and staying focused on the music....

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no, I have no book about memorization, and hopefully I have a good memory!
btw... how old are you, Monica? hahaha


my teacher says we should memorize because we have played a lot, and not the opposite. but I do know people who have much trouble with memorization, so some technique would help.

but sorry... I have none to help you.

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hm... but what's the problem with reading while playing? Clara Schumann used to play with score...

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Hi Monica,

Yes, try this one: "Piano technique" by Leimer and Gieseking.

http://books.google.com/books?id=ahxc-9 ... &q&f=false

You must have heard about Gieseking's mythic memory (he said he never forgot a piece once he played it). In this books he trys to teach us easy memorization.

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Felipe - I'm not telling. :lol:

I could play with the score, but it's hard because the piece (it's Granados) is all over the keyboard and it's hard to look up and down so much. Plus it makes it so that there is a brief stall in the playing because of that. If I could memorize it, I'm sure I could play it better. Still, it's so long....

I have almost this one Chopin mazurka memorized - all except about 8 measures that I can't remember. Grrrr - it's very annoying! Maybe that book you mentioned, Alexandre would help with that too. Have you read it?

edit: I just ordered that book. It's a lot cheaper than the other one!

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Hey the topic seems to have changed here!

You know I looked at the book a little while back only because I am a big believer in the method of memorizing away from the piano by looking at the score first.

I have found it actually helped with my sight reading since it forces you to understand the music, analyze the music, recognize patterns easily etc. All this seems to happen naturally when you study the score away from the piano.

I do remember looking at the book thinking he described the method incompletely. I have always found the most important part of memorizing is being efficient about it, knowing how you memorize, how long it takes to memorize a certain passage and doing it consistently.

Ultimately there is nothing wrong with reading a score. I personally find for recordings, given the small amount of time to memorize vs practice, its hard to justify not doing it. Of course as someone's repertoire grows very large (and as we get older,) its simply not practical to maintain a large amount of music by memory.

Have you guys seen this? I always thought it was cool...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-xl7_hdWZo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NROegsMqNc

For memorizing numbers, nothing beats the method described here :) Doesn't work for music though :)

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Felipe - I'm not telling. :lol:

I could play with the score, but it's hard because the piece (it's Granados) is all over the keyboard and it's hard to look up and down so much. Plus it makes it so that there is a brief stall in the playing because of that. If I could memorize it, I'm sure I could play it better. Still, it's so long....

I have almost this one Chopin mazurka memorized - all except about 8 measures that I can't remember. Grrrr - it's very annoying! Maybe that book you mentioned, Alexandre would help with that too. Have you read it?


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Hi Monica, I've read parts of it and found it very interesting. I'm sure it will contribute somehow to your memorization skills.

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pianolady wrote:
I could play with the score, but it's hard because the piece (it's Granados) is all over the keyboard and it's hard to look up and down so much. Plus it makes it so that there is a brief stall in the playing because of that. If I could memorize it, I'm sure I could play it better. Still, it's so long....

well... these are the passages that you MUST memorize, otherwise you don't play. hehe
but... what's the medication you would take for becoming relaxed? is it a kind of benzodiazepine? (I mean... does its name end with -pam?)
if so, be careful, because they can cause some memory blanks.

pianolady wrote:
I have almost this one Chopin mazurka memorized - all except about 8 measures that I can't remember. Grrrr - it's very annoying! Maybe that book you mentioned, Alexandre would help with that too. Have you read it?

here you have a point! Chopin's music is REALLY DIFFICULT to memorize, because he makes subtle changes when he repeats... it's a different bass, with a slightly different chord... it's a nightmare!
besides all: the listener can't even notice you're playing a different chord!

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Hey Stan - those are pretty neat videos!

Felipe - they're beta-blockers, but they can't be the source of my memory trouble because I've tried them two times and it is only for when performing in front of an actual live audience. No, my problem is that I just have to much junk in my brain. But I am determined to cram in some more music one way or another. Though it makes me feel a little better hearing what you said about Chopin.

Alexander - thank you for your help regarding those two books. I'll start reading the Gieseking book tonight.

(sorry to have gotten so off-topic)

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Hey Folks!

Here's another rare Nazareth: his Nocturne Op.1 . Why he subtitled it "Op.1" even though he had almost 200 compositions by then is a mystery. However, this touches the dialectic regarding his "popular" x "concert" pieces. He definetly wanted to be recognized as a concert composer, however he wouldn't imagine that some decades after his death his so called "popular" pieces would be played in important stages such as the Carnegie Hall.

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Pretty piece! Reminded me of Chopin - also a little Granados. You played it nicely, Alexandre. It's up on the site.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:22 pm 
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Hello Monica,
I'm glad you like it!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:24 am 
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Hi Folks,

Here's the 62nd rare Nazareth: the Brazilian tango "Ideal" (which doesn't need translation). It has never been recorded on its original piano solo version.

Hope you like it.

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Alexandre


Nazareth - Ideal


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:01 am 
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Very nice indeed! Sounds like Brazilian Ragtime?! Great sense of style and rhythmic vitality to music.

BTW, Alexandre, I haven't forgot about the music. :wink: Honestly, the music has been sitting on my desk as I've been deciding on a new scanner. Well, I finally bought one. So hopefully, it will have been worth the wait.

George

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:23 am 
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Hi George, thanks for the comments. Glad you like it. Yes, it's kinda like Brazilian ragtime. Nazareth is often compared to Joplin. They're sort of analogs, keeping in mind all the rythmic differences, of course (Nazareth has a lot of syncopation on the left hand).

Great! I'll be waiting for the score, it will certainly be worthwhile.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:11 pm 
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Hi again Alexandre,
That was nice coffee-sipping wake-up music and a nice way to start my day. Well-played, as usual. It's on the site.


btw - do you know how many more Nazareth recordings you will make? I'm thinking of changing the table a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:53 pm 
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Hi Monica, I'm glad you like it, thanks.

I can't precise how many more I will make. But, just among his rare works, there are at least 40 more to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hi Folks,

Today I've recorded one of Nazareth's simple songs. It's the Brazilian tango "Beija-Flor" (Hummingbird), which bears lyrics by the author himself. It has never been recorded commercially.

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Alexandre Dias

Nazareth - Beija Flor (Brazilian Tango) (2:51)


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:46 am 
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Very nice ! I like how you do let the simple music speak for itself. The digital instrument sounds better than most here.
This on the site.

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Very Nice, Alex!

As always, very lovable and professional rendition.

:-)

Kudos!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:19 pm 
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Hello Chris and Marcelo, many thanks for the comments. Glad you like this simple tune and my rendition of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hello guys,

Today I've recorded Nazareth's Tango-Habanera, which has never been recorded commercially. The Cuban habanera is one of the founding rythms of Brazilian music (added to the influnces of the European polka and the African lundu).

It's a fun piece to play, hope you like it. With this one we're now with 29% of Nazareth's music on the site.

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Alexandre

Nazareth - Tango-Habanera


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:30 pm 
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Ok, this is up, Alexandre. Sounds good!

70% more of Nazareth's works to go? Guess you've got your work cut out for you!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:18 am 
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Hi Monica,
Thanks! Well, I love Nazareth's music, it's been a 11-year long affair. It makes me happy to record his music, specially knowing that everythinig I've recorded so far comprises his side B.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:57 am 
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As always, nothing more to say than "Nice piece, splendidly played". Maybe you could leave in the odd mistake every now and then, so that we have something to pick on ? :lol:

It's a labor of love to record all the output of such a prolific composer. I commend you for it. Don't you feel like recording something else for a change ?

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