The Brazilian soprano Katia Guedes is internationally recognized as one of the most distinguished singers in contemporary music theatre. She took part in numerous premieres and made guest appearances in Berlin, Hanover, Rome, Salzburg, Lucerne, Zurich, Madrid, Seville, Amsterdam, New York, São Paulo, Tokyo, in the Munich Biennale and at the Semperoper Dresden. She has also worked with numerous ensembles, including the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Mosaik, Modern Art Sextett, Resonanz, Courage, Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam, Klangforum Wien, Staatsorchester São Paulo and the Berliner Symphoniker. Katja Guedes and the Berlin pianist and "Steinway Artist" Evelyn Ulex, who lives in the USA, have decided to embark on a journey through 200 years of Brazilian songs and to present a cross-section of the history of this genre in "The Brazilian Classical Songs". When you think of Brazil, you might think of hot carnival nights, soccer, beaches or caipirinha without realizing that the country's classical music can be just as fascinating. Its appeal lies in the combination of the European influence of the immigrating Portuguese and the rhythms and longing for home (Saudade) of the slaves they brought with them. The compiled CD program offers an interesting selection of baroque, classical, romantic, modern and contemporary songs. Of the more than 150 songs composed by the Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino, some such as "Se equivocó la paloma" (1941) or "La Rosa y el Sauce" (1942) have become international favorites and are included in the album "Homage To Guastavino - The Schubert Of The Pampas” by Katia Guedes and Argentinian pianist Cecilia Pillado. Guastavino's music is appealing, refreshing and deliciously romantic. He is known for his melodic gift, which is why he has been called "The Schubert of the Pampas".
01 Aria II 02 Aria IV 03 Hei De Amar-Te Até Morrer 04 Bela Ninfa De Minh'alma 05 Cantigas 06 Trovas 07 Lundu Da Marquesa De Santos 08 Melody Sentimental 09 Lundu 10 Modinha 11 Acalanto Da Rosa 12 Ouve O Silêncio 13 Pregao Da Saudade 14 Em Algum Lugar