Ernesto Nazareth: Portrait of Rio

Released 2015 | Lorelt


Total CD Time: 79 minutes

[1] Escovado – Tango(4:14)
[2] Ameno Resedá – Polca(3:14)
[3] Fantástica – Valsa Brilhante(3:47)
[4] Suculento – Samba brasileiro(3:16)
[5] Plangente – Tango em estilo habanera(5:38)
[6] If I am not mistaken – Fox-trot(3:50)
[7] Cacique – Tango(3:41)
[8] Carioca – Tango(5:15)
[9] Polonesa – Polonaise(7:31)
[10] Pássaros em Festa – Valsa(4:41)
[11] Dengoso – Maxixe(3:08)
[12] Batuque – Tango Característico(4:23)
[13] Marcha Fúnebre(3:38)
[14] Ouro sobre Azul – Tango(4:16)
[15] Êxtase – Romance(4:50)
[16] Marietta – Polca(3:36)
[17] Digo – Tango(6:40)
[18] Recordações do Passado – Valsa(3:35)


Read the latest reviews about the CD

“As played by his compatriot Clélia Iruzun this music has enormous charm…There are some outright gems here- notably two tangos entitled Plangente and Escovado…”
4* review by Michael Church, BBC Music Magazine, Sep 2015

“Brazilian pianist Clelia Iruzun is indefatigable in promoting her country’s music…Her playing is sensitive, neat and urbane, with en-route hesitations and carefully sustained final chords keeping things well-mannered…hope for a second volume before too long.”
4* review by Michael Round, International Piano Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015

“There have seen some very interesting recordings in the last few years, but despite the short time I’ve had the album, I keep coming back to this latest recording by Clelia Iruzun. There is something unforced in her approach that is so appealing, and yet she has such fine attention to detail particularly with the dance rhythms…A personal highlight is Plangente in which the rhythm of the samba is allowed to entwine the lovely melody, played like no other version I have heard. And the ever-popular Batuquesounds vivacious without any disjointed pointing of the tango’s rhythm.”
Ray Picot- ILAMS- Sept 2015

“Clelia navigates through the repertoire with ease, giving life to the notes with remarkable technique and a lot of grace, evoking at the same time, the remote Paris of Chopin (as Poloneza and the waltz Passarosem Festa) and Rio de Janeiro at the beginning of the 20th century (listen to Dengoso and the to tango Ouro sobre Azul). As much as she is used to driving on the right or taking afternoon tea, Clelia Iruzun shows in this CD, her Brazilianness is still in the blood. Her talent paints a multi-coloured and sunny portrait of the very Brazilian Ernesto Nazareth’s Rio de Janeiro. ”
Fabiano Gonçalves, Movimento, August 2015

“A new and more complete collection, Ernesto Nazareth Portrait of Rio, the 12th album of Rio-born pianist Clelia Iruzun resident in England, brings some important revelations about the pianistic production of Ernesto Nazareth … gorgeous and revealing Nazareth recital”
João Marcos Coelho, Cultura FM, CD of the week, August 2015

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