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Beethovenfest

Beethoven and more podcast #16: Brazilian watercolors

In Brazil, the samba "Aquarela do Brasil," composed in 1939 by Ary Barroso, enjoys cult status. Sinfonica Heliopolis performs an adaptation of the all-time-favorite.

Maestro Roberto Tibirica

Maestro Roberto Tibirica

Chiquinho de Moraes (arr.)

Aquarela do Brasil (potpourri)

Sinfonica Heliopolis

Conductor: Roberto Tibirica

MP3 recorded in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn, on October 4, 2010 by Deutsche Welle (DW)

In this recording, the Brazilian youth orchestra Sinfonica Heliopolis plays music from its own country - Chiquinho de Moraes' adaptation of "Aquarela do Brasil."

The young musicians from Sao Paulo's favelas tickle listeners' fancy with lively samba and bossa nova rhythms and wind instrument sounds in big band style.

Author: Marita Berg (als)

Editor: Rick Fulker

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