Chorinho: Music for Viola and Piano from Brazil – Georgina Rossi, Silvie Cheng

August 11, 2023, 9:00 am

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The new album by violist Georgina Rossi and pianist Silvie Cheng is saturated with Brazil’s rich musical heritage. Chorinho presents alluring yet under-recognized works for viola, including world-premiere recordings of music by João de Souza Lima, Lindembergue Cardoso, and Ernani Aguiar. A solo piano interlude honors Heitor Villa-Lobos, the titan of Brazil’s 20th century musical scene. The concluding track is an arrangement by the two soloists of Chiquinha Gonzaga’s song Lua Branca. Vibrant, soulful, and expressive, Chorinho offers a spectacular glimpse into a little-known area of Brazilian contemporary music.