Meeting Europe: Brazilian Music and Art Meet Europe and the Twentieth Century. A panel discussion and concert featuring piano trios from Brazil by Damocles Trio

November 18, 2009

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Museo del Barrio

Sponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music in collaboration with COMPOSERS NOW/Symphony Space

El Museo invites you to a concert and panel discussion focusing on the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Oscar Lorenzo Fernândez. We will also be celebrating the recent release of Trios Brasileiros, a new recording of Villa-Lobos’ three piano trios and the world-premiere recording of Lorenzo Fernandez’s “Trio Brasileiro” by the New York-based Damocles Trio.

The complex, sometimes tortured relationship between Latin-American art forms and European models is powerfully illustrated in the music of the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos and his contemporaries.Trios Brasileiros provides a fascinating overview of the diverse ways Brazil’s most prominent classical composers confronted, embraced, and transformed European musical traditions while expressing their unique artistic identity.

Panel discussion:
Adam Kent, pianist
Antoni Pizà, musicologist
Melcion Mateu, writer

Damocles trio
Sibylle Johner, cello
Airi Yoshioka, violin
Adam Kent, piano


Piano Trio No. 1 in c minor – Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
II. Andante sostenuto
Trio Brasileiro, Op. 32 – Oscar Lorenzo Fernândez (1897-1948)
I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Trio No. 3 – Villa-Lobos
I. Allegro con moto

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