Various Artists

Brasil! New Music!, Vol. 1

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World première of five different works, this release is one of the rare dedicated to modern Brazilian erudite music. Sílvio Ferraz (São Paulo SP, 1959-), Eduardo Guimarães Álvares (Uberlândia MG, 1959-) and Roberto Victorio (Rio de Janeiro RJ, 1959-) translate through their music with drama and humor some of the rich essence of Brazil, in its percussive, lively character, and also in sounds reminiscent of ancient Indians vocalizations, raindrops falling and birds singing. The music is performed by Grupo Novo Horizonte, expertly conducted by Graham Griffiths, with sopranos Cláudia Riccitelli and Martha Herr.