Brazilian Flare

    Brazilian music is mix with African, Portuguese and Indian influences. Experience Brazilian soprano Sophia Fiuza Hunt as she sings some newly discovered Brazilian art songs on this week’s On Stage at Curtis.

    Heitor Villa-Lobos: “Adeus Êma,” from Chansons typiques brésiliennes”
    Sophia Fiuza Hunt, soprano; Grant Loehnig, piano

    Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos was one of the foremost Latin American composers of the 20th century. Sophia describes “Adeus Êma,” from Chansons typiques brésiliennes a song that play on words.

    Jayme Ovalle: “Azulão”
    Sophia Fiuza Hunt, soprano; Grant Loehnig, piano

    Jayme Ovalle was a Brazilian composer and poet. He is mostly remembered for his song “Azulão” “bluebird”, co-written with poet Manuel Bandeira and is a standard song in Brazil.

    Ernani Braga: Cinco Canções Nordestinas do Folclore Brasileiro
    Sophia Fiuza Hunt, soprano; Grant Loehnig, piano

    This is a set of five songs by Brazilian composer Ernani Braga called Cinco Canções Nordestinas do Folclore Brasileiros “the five songs from the northeast of Brazilian folklore.” The five songs are O’ Kinimba; Capim de Pranta; Nigue-nigue-ninhas; São João Da-ra-rão and Engenho Novo!

    Kirchner: Interlude II
    Avery Gagliano, piano

    Leon Kirchner was an American composer of contemporary classical music. Kirchner was believed to have an unsentimental style, so Avery kept that in mind as she performed the piece.

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