Portugal settled Brazil, which gave us Hector Villa-Lobos; I'm surprised it's taken this long for the influence to go the other way, but this disc of obviously-Villa-Lobos-influenced orchestral music by a contemporary Portuguese composer indicates to me that it has. The four works by Eurico Carrapatosa on this 2003 La Ma de Guido CD is full of syncopated, jazz-meets-folk rhythms and spicily warm colors associated with South America, though it's not exactly like V-L's music -- a little sparer of texture in Ten Vocalizos for Leonor and Strings (Leonor being a solo violin, though it can also be sung by a soprano voice), a lot more restrained in Das Ewig-Weihliche , and very differently colored in Modas de Espressa Ilimitada I (which is a tribute to Messiaen, and gives a fascinating mix of the two palettes). Only Seven Pieces in the Form of a Boomerang for saxophone and strings is really in the same language as Villa-Lobos himself. Vasco Pearce de Azevedo leads the Lisbon Sinfonietta, with saxophonist Jose Massarao. You can listen to excerpts from the CD here .
Disc, booklet, and case are in near-mint condition.
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