Great Brazilian Pianists

February 4, 2023, 7:00 pm

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Nelson Freire (Photo: Decca Records- Gregory Favre)

Brazil has always had a strong tradition of great pianists.  On this program, Fiesta features some of the most accomplished Brazilian pianists, among them Nelson Freire, Caio Pagano, Arnaldo Estrella and Arthur Moreira Lima.


Odeon, by Ernesto Nazareth
Arthur Moreira Lima, piano

Three etudes in the form of Sonatina, by Lorenzo Fernández
Nelson Freire, piano

Grand Fantasy on the Brazilian National Anthem, by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Arthur Moreira Lima, piano

A Sertaneja, by Brasílio Itiberê da Cunha
Arnaldo Estrella, piano

Lenda do Caboclo, by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Arnaldo Estrella, piano

Concertino for Piano & Orchestra, by Camargo Guarnieri
Caio Pagano, piano; Czech National Orchestra; Paul Freeman, conductor