Chorinho - Brazilian Music for Viola & Piano / Rossi, Cheng
Navona Records is proud to present CHORINHO, the new album by violist Georgina Rossi and pianist Silvie Cheng. Saturated with Brazil’s rich musical heritage, CHORINHO presents a slew of under-recognized works for viola, including world-premiere recordings of works by João de Souza Lima, Lindembergue Cardoso, and Ernani Aguiar. A solo piano interlude honors Heitor Villa-Lobos, the titan of Brazil’s 20th century musical scene. The concluding track, an arrangement of Chiquinha Gonzaga’s song Lua Branca by the two soloists themselves, hangs over the collection like a light. Vibrant, soulful, and expressive, CHORINHO offers a spectacular glimpse into a little-known area of Brazilian contemporary music.
Release Date: August 11, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6537
Number of Discs: 1
Period: 20th Century
Composer: Ernani Aguiar, Brenno Blauth, Lindembergue Cardoso, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Osvaldo Lacerda, Joao de Souza Lima, Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer: Georgina Isabel Rossi, Silvie Cheng