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ALMEIDA PRADO, José Antônio Rezende de (1943-2010)

COMPLETE CARTAS CELESTES • 2

CARTAS CELESTES NOS. 4-6


  • Aleyson Scopel, piano

Cartas Celestes (Celestial Charts) is a colossal 18-movement cycle of works depicting celestial bodies to be seen in the Brazilian sky, for which Almeida Prado, one of Brazil’s most prolific and best-known composers, invented a new harmonic language called “transtonality”. Dense and rhythmically charged and saturated in the richest colours, Nos. 4, 5 and 6 complete the composer’s portrayal of the planets.

Tracklist

1
Cartas Celestes No. 4 (1981) (00:30:22)
2
Cartas Celestes No. 5 (1982) (00:24:03)
3
Cartas Celestes No. 6 (1982) (00:21:40)
Total Time: 01:16:05

The Artist

Brazilian pianist Aleyson Scopel is a recipient of the Nelson Freire and Magda Tagliaferro awards, and has also won numerous prizes in international competitions such as the William Kapell, Villa-Lobos, Corpus Christi, Kingsville and Southern Highland International Piano Competitions. Aleyson Scopel graduated with distinction in performance and academic honours from the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston. During his years at the conservatory he studied with Patricia Zander and was also awarded the Blüthner prize. He then furthered his studies in Brazil with Celia Ottoni and Myrian Dauelsberg.

www.aleysonscopel.com

Reviews

“…Scopel’s pianistic skills are extraordinary but it is primarily his intense identification with this music that makes the performances so great.” – The Art Music Lounge