Brasília is known for the politics or the architecture. How about knowing Brasilia for the Music?
The CD Suite Candanga presents a project by guitarist Alvaro Henrique to honour the 50th anniversary of Brasilia, capital of Brazil. Upon the idealization of the project, the musician studied in Germany and wanted to turn his native city into a muse for new compositions.
Three new compositions were commissioned, one from a composer who lives in Brasilia (Jorge Antunes), other from a composer who lives in a different part of Brazil (Carlos Alberto da Silva), and another for a composer who lived abroad (Mario Ferraro).
The repertoire also includes an arrangement by Alvaro Henrique of US-pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk`s Grand Triumphal Fantasy on the Brazilian National Anthem.