On the album Tempo do Brasil, Grammy nominated Classical Guitarist Marc Regnier is joined by world-class musicians and dear friends Marco Sartor (Guitar), Volodymyr Vynnytsky (Piano), Natalia Khoma (Cello) and Tacy Edwards (Flute).
In Marc Regnier’s own words: “My goal was to include repertoire that demonstrated the various styles and moods of Brazilian music. It was also important to showcase the versatility and beauty of the guitar as a solo and ensemble instrument.
Naturally when selecting classical repertoire of Brazil, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ music is usually at the forefront. He is described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th century Brazilian art music”. The challenge here was to present music that is not over recorded, which is impossible when speaking of Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Villa-Lobos’ most famous piece and a must to include in this album.
Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Paulo Bellinati, Radames Gnattali and Baden Powell are all prominent Brazilian composers and performers, with Assad and Bellinati very active on the international stage today.”
Tempo Do Brasil was produced by six-time Grammy nominees Marina and Victor Ledin, and engineered by multiple Grammy® award-winning Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound.
Marc Regnier, Guitar
Marco Sartor, Guitar
Volodymyr Vynnytsky, Piano
Natalia Khoma, Cello
Tacy Edwards, Flute
TracklistPlease note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Total time: 01:06:42
Judy Kirschner & Dann M. Thompson
Keith O. Johnson & Leslie Ann Jones
|Original Recording Format|
Marina A. Ledin and Victor Ledin, Encore Consultants LLC
Leslie Ann Jones
Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California on November 1, 2012, March 7 – 11, 2013 and May 1 and May 4, 2013
|Release Date||June 16, 2023|
This album plays like a truly collaborative Chamber performance, led by Grammy nominated, Peabody Conservatory grad. Regnier. The 4 artists on this album take turns in solo works and a variety of pairings of accessible works, mostly with a Latin rhythm – composers like Assad, Villa-Lobos, Almeida, Powell, and more.
This album was on air when our on-air host volunteer walked in, and he immediately said, “Isn’t this wonderful!”
Great works of international composers in melodic, toe-tapping cross-over pieces.
Marc Regnier’s carefully selected recital works in favor of chamber ecstasies that are just not heard that often in this sort of music.
For a quality classical experience the multi-instrumental soiree is enlightening as well as enlivening. Considering Regnier’s gorgeous tone and flexible technique, equally present in his guest’s fingers as well, we come away with a refreshing splash on the face – a clear, clean tonic that is bracing, beautiful, and cobweb-clearing on all counts.
Engineering that offers a realistic and quite affable sonic take on everything certainly doesn’t hurt either. A dip in crystal waters to be sure, not to be missed!
American Record Guide
These same musicians brought us an album of the music of Radames Gnatalli. I was impressed by that performance, and I took as much delight in this collection of solos and duos by various Brazilian composers.
Most of the music is new to me, or at least rarely recorded. The Guitar world tends to look to solo works rather than chamber music from these composer, so it was nice to hear.
If you love Brazilian music, you’ll find much pleasure here.
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