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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:34 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:40 pm 
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Hey Chris, thanks for the comment heehehe Glad you like my performance. (sorry for the delay, I jsut got back from a trip)

About changing airs, I have never told you this, but after you posted the Kapustin recordings (starting with the one from your teacher), I fell in love with his music. I acquired as many recordings by him as I could, and leanerd his first concert étude Op.40. Shortly afterwards I played it here in Brasília, and I'm sure this was the first time any of his music was played here.

I made a private recording of the piece by then, but I never got satisfyed enough to share at PS. However, here it is, so that we may have a slight change in composers :) . There's no need to post it on the site, you can leave it here on this post.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:58 pm 
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So you had the Kapustin brainwave as well :D Indeed he is an addictive composer. I've had some periods when I played little else (but right now ole Bach has re-asserted his iron grip on me). What a shame that Kapustin's pieces are so insanely difficult. I'm secretly pleased that you have some choppy moments here too - though not as many as I did. A pity that your recording hasn't the greatest of sounds (an upright ?) because it's a good performance - certainly better than my soggy account - which could well go on the site.
So are you working on any other Kapustin ?

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:11 pm 
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Hi Chris,

>What a shame that Kapustin's pieces are so insanely difficult.
Yes, however this makes them even more interesting!

>I'm secretly pleased that you have some choppy moments here too -
hehehe, I'd thought so.

>though not as many as I did. A pity that your recording hasn't the greatest of sounds (an upright ?) because it's a >good performance - certainly better than my soggy account - which could well go on the site.
Yes, a Kawai upright (kx 21). It can sound better on recording. I had recently acquired it, and was less familiar with its sound. The acoustics on my living rooms also don't help.

>So are you working on any other Kapustin ?
Not at the moment, although I'd love to play his toccatina, his concert études Op.40 No.3 'toccata', no.5 'Raillery', no.6 'pastorale', no.7 'intermezzo', his 2nd Sonata, and the last two preludes op.53.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:31 pm 
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Hello folks,

After many months I've resumed recording Nazareth rare pieces. This is the 65th, and it has never been recorded in any medium. It's the quadrille "Chile-Brasil", and, as it is usual for quadrilles, it has 5 parts.

Nazareth - Chile-Brasil (Quadrilha) (6:15)

I'm aware of the new rules of the site and will comment the recent recordings.

Hope you like it.
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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:42 pm 
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Not Nazareths most inspired work, and probably a bit long for its content. But entertaining and infectiously played. I keep wondering how your recordings would sound on a real grand, and whether they would acquire some extra depth and sonority.
This one is on the site. Keep up the good work !

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:28 am 
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Hello Chris,

Thanks for commenting.

>I keep wondering how your recordings would sound on a real grand, and whether they would acquire some extra depth >and sonority.

Here's a recording to answer you. This is a commercial recording I've made in studio, which will enter my first CD.
It was one of my first PS submissions, remember? ;)

Since it will be released commercially, I'd ask you not to upload to the site, and if possible, to delete it in 1 week.

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 Post subject: Julita, waltz
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:48 am 
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Hello guys,

I've recorded Nazareth's 66th rare piece: his waltz Julita, whose first recording only was made in 2008, and remains unrecorded in its original piano solo version.

Nazareth - Julita (Waltz) (5:31)


It's a waltz from his 20s, hope you like it.

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Alexandre


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:35 am 
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Wow that is quick, so soon after your last one. I guess this one is a bit easier than the others, being slower.
An endearing piece, lovingly performed. It is on the site.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:38 pm 
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Thanks for listening/commenting, Chris. It is indeed easier, but I had to work hard to come up with a coherent rendition.
Did you see my prevous message on recording on a piano grand?

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:07 pm 
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Yes, but forgot to listen do it :oops:
Just did that now. Wow, that sounds a lot nicer ! They could have added a bit more sonority and maybe reverb.
The additional thumping sounds (I suppose it's the dampers) irritate a bit in places.

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