Wiernicki, Kr .: Brazil without Samba

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ISBN 978-3-939511-80-9, 4 CDs, running time 294 min.

A diverse and rich musical tradition in Brazil can still be discovered away from the clichés of samba or bossa nova. Is it worth researching the roots of samba alone? It originated from a mixture of choro and batuque - music that was played in suburbs of Rio. But what is Choro, what is Batuque? Where do these two genres come from? Or what is Lundu or Modinha? Brazil's romantic-lyrical music is based on the latter two styles. Its source is the Modinha, but the more rhythmic and passionate, the stronger the influence of Lundu. In Brazilian music, for example, there is “o tango brasileiro”. This music originated before the Argentine tango. But the same name denotes something that is absolutely incomparable. Brazil imports the waltz from Europe. The court of King Joao VI did not want to forego the European fashion dance in exile in Brazil. The first Brazilian waltz was performed for Prince Pedro I in 1816. This was followed by waltzes in various forms and meanings: Valsas de salao da Corte imperial, Valsas de bravura, Valsas caipiras, Valsinhas dos choros cariocas - up to the waltz of Ernesto Nazareth; he composed in the manner of Chopin. Tango and the closely related maxixes were the preferred rhythms of the composer who has immortalized herself in Brazilian music history: Chiquinha Gonzaga. Not only did some of the most famous hits of the Belle Epoque come from her. She was also celebrated as "Offenbach im Rock" because of her operettas. But Brazil not only knows entertaining genres, serious music also has a great tradition there and a no less interesting history. In Brazil, serious music is called “musica erudita”; literally translated: "learned music". But when did one start writing such “learned music” in Brazil? As with the waltz, is there a dependency or other connection with European music? Is there a national Brazilian music movement? Is there an avant-garde today? Is there a Brazilian opera, chamber music or symphonic works by Brazilian composers? The author of the audio book "Brazil Without Samba" answers all these questions. But not as a musicologist for specialist colleagues. KW deliberately does not try to write the systematic history of music: Music lovers and fans of rhythms and melodies get comprehensible answers and audio samples. The author was animated by the incredible variety of musical surprises on his numerous research trips to Brazil. He put everything that fascinated him and still captivates him on paper. Finally, he was convinced that it would be best to pass on his enthusiasm himself and demonstrate it with examples from his extensive record and CD collection. This type of presentation results from a romantic notion: Wiernicki takes the listener by the hand to guide him through a music labyrinth that is still strange to him. The listener can rediscover Brazil musically in an unfamiliar way.

Weight 0,350 g
Size 13x13x2mm
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