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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:20 pm 
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

Best,
Alexandre Dias

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


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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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.

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Kudos!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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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.

Best,
Alexandre

Nazareth - Tango-Habanera


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

Thanks for listening.
The sonority could be richer, but it's a Yamaha. I intend to record in a Steinway afterwards in a better studio.
The thumping sounds should be ignored heheh

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Dear folks,

Today I've recorded Nazareth's Está Chumbado (a Brazilian slang for "he Is drunk" or "you are drunk", which is not used anymore).

Incidentally, this piece is more famous in the U.S. than in Brazil, because it was recorded by the pianists: Frank French, David Thomas Roberts, Antoine Zemor, Fred Sturm and Paul Posnak!

Best,
Alexandre

Nazareth - Está Chumbado (Brazilian tango)


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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P.S. Hello Chris or Monica, could you please delete the Phantastica waltz I uploaded in this thread a couple of messages ago? It's been one week I don't want to make it available because it's a commercial recording.

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

"Está Chumbado" is up and very appropriate as I sip some fine merlot and listen to this nice 'drinking tune' - haha. But can you please check the link? My son is downloading something right now and so the Internet connection on my computer is extremely slow. I have also removed your "Fantastica Waltz". Cheers! :lol:

Oh and btw - this sounded very nice, as usual! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Many thanks, Monica :)
Glad the piece served you well heheh
The link works great, thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Great piece ! I like your strict tempo and vigorous touch. The sound is less apparently digital than in some of your other recordings, it almost sounds like the real thing.

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Glad you like it Chris! Really.

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

I've recorded the 68th rare Nazareth: a Brazilian tango called Jangadeiro ("Raft Man"). It has only been recorded in 1928 by a Brazilian orchestra and in 2002 by the American pianist Fred Sturm. We now have 31% of Nazareth's works on PS.

Hope you like it.

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Wow, Alexandre, another one so quickly! Are you sleeping at all? :wink:
Sounded nice - it's up on the site. :)

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

Thanks.
Last year I recorded only 6 Nazareths. I want to compensate for that :)

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Hi, Alexandre!

nice playing!
now only 69% to go!

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Thanks Felipe!

You should try a complete set as well. Nepomuceno's piano works fit in 2 CDs, and Oswald's in 3.

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Hello Alexandre,

Nice pacing of the tango. Was fun to listen to, it reminded me a bit of Gottschalk.

The Fox Trot was a delight to hear. These pieces might be a lot of fun to try in my special needs classroom with percussion accompaniments. Ernesto Nazareth has wit and whimsy. Your fox trot has nice timing and beautiful melodic phrasing. I love the shift in the middle. It sounds a bit like ragtime and you play it so well!

I haven't had a chance to hear the other pieces yet, but i'm looking forward to it.

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Dear Folks,

Today I've recorded the 69th rare Nazareth: his Brazilian tango "Tupynambá", an implicit hommage to his fellow composer Marcello Tupynambá. Incidentally, both were regarded by Milhaud as Brazil's greatest composers, and were quoted in his ballet Le Boeuf sur le Toit.

This is a unique tango of his, because of its delicateness.

Hope you like it.

Alexandre Dias

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Dear Kaila,

I'm glad you like Nazareth's foxtrot! I actually recorded three: "If I'm not Mistaken", "Nove de Maio" (May 9th) and "Delightfulness". He has one other as well "Até que Enfim" (At last). You can find all his scores here for free, reviewed by me: www.ernestonazareth.com.br

I think it would be great if you took his music to your special needs classroom with percussion accompaniments.

Thank you for the message.

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A very charming piece indeed. It is up on the site. And for the first time ever in a recording of yours I could find something to nag about... At 4:15 -4:18 the hands are not exactly together. Don't worry, I won't make you re-record it :P

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

Thanks for commenting. I'm thinking about what you've said. I think you've misinterpreted the written music for an error of my part. That part is syncopated, as it is very usual in his phrase endings. Could you check the score, just for my curiosity?
http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/pdfs/tupinamba.pdf

(the referred part if at the end of the last page)

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I'll check tonight with score. It was just the tiniest imbalance I though I heard, not even worth mentioning expect for a compulsive nitpicker like me :D

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lisztzsil wrote:
Thanks for commenting. I'm thinking about what you've said. I think you've misinterpreted the written music for an error of my part. That part is syncopated, as it is very usual in his phrase endings. Could you check the score, just for my curiosity?

I've listened again with score. What I referred to happens at 4:45 and 4:47, where the hands don't come down exactly together. But this is nitpicking of the highest order or course (those extremely tiny nits are real hard to pick :lol: )

I'm a bit puzzled by the huge pauses you take in bar 8 and similar places. Though it sounds very good and natural I must admit.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Hello Chris, I'm sorry for the delay in answering to your message (I didn't get the e-mail telling me that there was a post in this thread, as it usually happens).

Ah, I imagined you'd be referring to that part. I played the hands slightly out of phase on purpose, to sing the melody in the left hand, altough I recognize it didn't turn out to sound very natural.

Yes, I take many liberties in the agogics/phrasing of this piece, which I only do having in mind everything that I've studied and heard of Nazareth so far. This specific piece cannot be played a tempo throughly. It's piece to be sort of "recited".

Today I've recorded a new Nazareth: Desengonçado (difficult to translate. It refers to a person with discoordinated movements). It's one of his hidden gems, and quite challenging as well.

Hope you guys like it.

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Nazareth - Desengonçado (Brasilian tango)(3:32)


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What a delightful work! It pays great homage to Scott Joplin! You play it beautifully and with a clean touch. Thanks for the performance.

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Hello Eddy,

Thank you! Yes, Nazareth and Joplin are musical brothers, altough there is no evidence that they heard each other compositions.

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A nice and chirpy piece ! Impeccably played as usual. I find the digital sound of the highest notes a bit irritating here. Luckily they're only a few :)
I'd take Nazareth over Joplin any time. At least to my ears, his compositions have far more flair, variety, and joie de vivre than those of Joplin which I find often a bit plodding and four-square (though he wrote some nice things too).
This one is on the site.

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Hi Chris, glad you like it, thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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Excellent recording and execution, as always. I have heard this piece played by Olinda Alessandrini. She does it a notch faster and a bit more "portato" at certain parts, but yours, while offering a different interpretation, is certainly of very high quality. Congratulations!

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