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Brazilian composer & pianist Ernesto Nazareth's music on Concierto, 09/10/19


This week the focus is on Brazil with piano pieces by Ernesto Nazareth and a piano concerto by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Frank Dominguez is your host.

Description in Spanish...
Esta semana el enfoque se centra en Brasil con piezas para piano por Ernesto Nazareth y un concierto para piano por Heitor Villa-Lobos. Frank Dominguez es tu anfitrión.

Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934) was an important Brazilian composer and pianist during a period of early musical nationalism around the turn of the nineteenth century. He composed numerous ‘tangos brasileiros’, polkas, maxixes, and choros that helped lay the groundwork for what would later blossom into the musical modernism of the late 1920s and 1930s and that are still performed today. He is considered a founding figure in the history of Brazilian choro.