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Fiati: A Portrait of Brazil
 
Fiati: A Portrait of Brazil
    Code: CD2253
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    Publisher: Jeanne Inc.

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    The chamber ensemble, Fiati, was formed in 1996 to commission, perform, and record chamber works involving woodwind instruments. The current compact disc, "A Portrait of Brazil," features the premiere recordings of four works by Brazilian composer Joao Guilherme Ripper, whose music is as contrasting and diverse as is Brazil. His compositions range in style from romantic lyricism to Villa Lobos influenced rhythms to Brazilian popular songs. This CD features Valarie Anderson (oboe), John Anderson (clarinet), Korey Konkol (viola), Tanya Remenikova (cello), Charles Ullery (bassoon), and Timothy Lovelace (piano). Compositions (all by Ripper) include:
    • Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano
    • Duo Sonatina for Oboe and Cello
    • Wind Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
    • Brazilian Landscapes for Oboe, Clarinet, and Piano

    REVIEWS:

    "Joao Guilherme Ripper is a Brazilian composer whose music is marked by superb craftsmanship, idiomatic writing for the specific instruments he chooses, and an inventive rhythmic pulse and melodic sense....My favorite of these four works is the Duo Sonatina for the unusual combination of oboe and cello. The gorgeous second movement, Calmo, has a beautiful bittersweet melancholia about it, and the final Rondo-Tango is as inventive and toe-tapping as the finest Argentine tangos." Henry Fogel -- Fanfare Magazine

    "All play as if enchanted by Ripper’s music, as I surely am. I love this disc and can’t urge you too strongly to purchase it." Jerry Dubins -- Fanfare Magazine



    Short samples from Fiati: Brazilian Landscapes with music of Joao Guilherme Ripper





    Sheet music publications for the compositions on this CD recording are also available. Click on the links below in "Related Items"

    For additional recordings by Fiati, click Jeanne Digital Recordings




    Related Item(s)
    Code Name Price
    JP5059 Ripper: Brazilian Landscapes $25.00
    JP1027 Ripper: Duo Sonatina for Oboe & Cello $14.50
    JP2030 Ripper: Trio for Clarinet (Violin), Viola and Piano $16.25
    JP5037 Ripper: Wind Trio [Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon] $17.00