BRAZIL 2010 SERIES (2009 – in progress)

The main characteristic of this set of works is the instrumentation, featuring works for soloists with string, chamber, or symphonic orchestra. Aesthetically this new series maintain some features developed in the Brazil 2000 Series, but opens for new developments and influences. While the works of Brazil 2000 Series are one movement, the works of Brazil 2010 Series have several.

Série Brasil 2010 n. 1 – Concerto for Two Flutes and String Orchestra (2009) — Two Flutes solo, String Orchestra, Harpsichord
Série Brasil 2010 n. 2 – Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra (2009) — Strings, Oboe, Flute, Guitar solo
Série Brasil 2010 n. 3 – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2009-2010) — (1.2.2.2.2 – 2.2.2.0 –  Timp. – 2 Perc. – Piano solo – Strings)
Série Brasil 2010 n. 4 – Rapsódia Maracatu for Piano and Orchestra (2016) — (1.1.1.1 – 2.1.1.0 – Timp. – 1 Perc.–– Piano solo –Strings)
Série Brasil 2010 n. 5 – Concerto for Flute and 8 Violoncellos (2011)

Série Brasil 2010 n. 6 – Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (2012)
Série Brasil 2010 n. 7 – Concerto for Two Violoncellos and String Orchestra (2013/2018)
Série Brasil 2010 n. 8 – Concertante for Timpani and Orchestra (2014-2015)
Série Brasil 2010 n. 9 – Suite Concertante for Mandolin (or Clarinet) and Chamber Orchestra (2016)
Série Brasil 2010 n. 10 – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra  (2019)

 

BRAZIL 2000 SERIES (1997-2008)

The Brazil 2000 Series were conceived as a set of works of various instrumental media, like Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras. In these works I searched for a blend between elements of Brazilian music with stylistic features of Minimalism, looking after a balance between the national and universal elements, and searching for an aesthetic that is both inclusive and personal.

Série Brasil 2000 n. 1 – Brasil Amazônico (1998-2000) — Orchestra (1.2.2.2.2 – 4.2.3.0 – 3 Perc. – Harp – Strings)
Série Brasil 2000 n. 2 – Papaji (1997) — Violoncello and Piano
Série Brasil 2000 n. 3 – Toccata Amazônica (1998-1999) — Orchestra (1.2.2.2.2 – 4.3.3.0 – 5 Perc.– Piano – Strings) / 8 Percussionists and Piano
Série Brasil 2000 n. 4 – Toronubá (2000) — Orchestra (1-2-2-Eh.-2-Bcl.-2 – 4.3.3.1 – Timp. + 4 Perc. – Piano – Strings) / Chamber Orchestra (Piano, Strings, 3 Perc.) / 8 Percussionists and Piano
Série Brasil 2000 n. 5 – Pattapiana (2001) — Flute and String Orchestra
Série Brasil 2000 n. 6 – Aiamguabê (2002) — String Orchestra and Piano / Piano and String Quartet
Série Brasil 2000 n. 7 – Elegia Fantasia (2003) — String Orchestra
Série Brasil 2000 n. 8 – Uguabê (2008) — String Orchestra and Piano / Piano and String Quartet
Série Brasil 2000 n. 9 – Canauê (2005-2007) — Orchestra (1.2.2.2.2 – 2.2.0.0 – 3 Perc. – Strings)

In case of performance of all Brazil 2000 Series in a single concert (about 86 minutes of music), the order shall be:

Part I
1. Papaji
2. Elegia Fantasia
3. Pattapiana
4. Aiamguabê
5. Uguabê
(42 min.)

Part II
6. Canauê
7. Toccata Amazônica
8. Brasil Amazônico
9. Toronubá
(44 min.)