Composers Marlos Nobre and Almeida Prado were instrumental in the development of contemporary music in Brazil during the 1960s. The former only is featured on this LP, released in 1970 by national program Radio MEC and founded by Ministério da Educação e Cultura. It was obviously meant to increase the visibility of Brazilian contemporary composers outside the country, thanks to liner notes translation in various languages and to contemporary music on a par with European standard of the time. Conductor and composer Rinaldo Rossi conducted the most important Brazilian contemporary pieces of the 1960s and ’70s. Here, particularly in Nobre’s Mosaico, Rossi raises extraordinary sounds from the Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional do S.R.E.’s horn and percussion sections.
01 Marlos Nobre – Mosaico (14:12)
02 Rinaldo Rossi – Requiem Para O Velho Mundo (10:08)
03 Nicolau Kokron – Maré Em Estrutura De Contôrnos (11:46)
Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional do S.R.E.
Rinaldo Rossi, conductor
Total time 36:06
LP released by Ministério da Educação e Cultura, Brazil, [1970?]
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Below, stalwarts of the Brazilian avantgarde (source)
Above, from l. to r.: Nikolau Kokron, Rinaldo Rossi, Marlos Nobre,
Edino Krieger, Jacequay Lins & Ernst Widmer
Above, from l. to r.: Ernst Widmer, Lindembergue Cardoso,
Rufo Herrera, Milton Gomes, Jamary Oliveira & Walter Smetak