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Armandinho Genius Of The Portuguese Guitar TRAD076 CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberTRAD076
Barcode5605347076135
labelTRADISOM
Release date09/11/2016
Release date01/01/2013
salesrank2289

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      THE PORTUGUESE GUITAR BELONGS EXCLUSIVELY TO PORTUGUESE CULTURE AND PLAYING IT VIRTUOUSLY HAS LONG BEEN ONE OF THE MOST APPRECIATED FACETS OF LUSITANIAN MUSIC. ALTHOUGH THE PORTUGUESE GUITAR IS FREQUENTLY, AND CORRECTLY, ASSOCIATED TO FADO, IT IS ALSO A GENRE IN ITSELF. COIMBRA’S TRADITION INSPIRED MANY INSTRUMENTAL “FANTASIES” BASED ON RURAL FOLKLORE DANCES. ARTISTS FROM BOTH COIMBRA AND LISBON USED THE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS FLEXIBLE VARIATIONS, IN MAJOR AND MINOR SCALES, TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR CAPACITY TO IMPROVISE. GUITARISTS IN TRADITIONAL PORTUGUESE MUSIC – WHO ARE, ALMOST WITHOUT EXCEPTION, MEN – ARE REQUIRED TO EXHIBIT A CERTAIN DEGREE OF COMPLEXITY: THEY MUST PRESERVE THE PORTUGUESE TRADITION AND YET BE INNOVATIVE; THEY MUST BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO OLD THEMES; THEY MUST COMPOSE AND IMPROVISE; THEY MUST BE ABLE TO ACCOMPANY A VAST RANGE OF VOCAL STYLES; THEY MUST CAPTURE EVERY “NUANCE” OF FADO BUT CANNOT BE LIMITED TO IT; AND THEY MUST SURPASS TECHNICAL EXPERTISE. ABOVE ALL, THEIR INSTRUMENTS MUST EXPRESS THE PROFOUND EMOTION THAT, IN PORTUGUESE, IS CALLED “SAUDADE” (A SORT OF MELANCHOLIC LONGING).

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      CD 1
      • 1.Fado em Lá Maior02:45
      • 2.Fado Peniche02:17
      • 3.Fado Alexandrino02:38
      • 4.Fado Armandinho03:06
      • 5.Fado Estoril02:54
      • 6.Fado em Mi Menor02:45
      • 7.Fado Magioli02:36
      • 8.Fado Conde de Anadia02:44
      • 9.Fado Bacalhau02:57
      • 10.Marcha em Ré Maior02:28
      • 11.Marcha em Ré Menor03:20
      • 12.Fado Fernandinha02:40
      • 13.Variações em Lá Menor02:56
      • 14.Variações em Mi Menor03:07
      • 15.Fado de Sintra02:45
      • 16.Variações em Lá Maior02:37
      • 17.Variações em Ré Maior03:11
      • 18.Fado das Berlengas03:16
      • 19.Fado Fontalvo02:59
      • 20.Olhos Bonitos02:43
      • 21.Ciganita02:48
      • 22.Fado do Ciúme02:59
      • 23.O Alentejano02:51
      • Total:01:05:22