It is now possible to listen to the Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra on streaming platforms Spotify, Deezer, YouTube and Apple Music. The release, part of the Música do Brasil project, from the European label Naxos, presents the album Krieger: Canticum Naturale, Ludus Symphonicus e Variações Elementares, with 22 pieces by Edino Krieger, performed by the Philharmonic under the baton of its principal conductor. Conductor, Neil Thompson.
The composition “Fanfarra e Sequência” features the participation of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra Choir, and “Canticum Naturale II”. “The Water Monologues” by soprano Flavia Fernandez. Composed in 1972, this last work – based on bird songs and environmental noises from the Amazon – is the composer’s best-known work. For those interested, the CD can be purchased at lojaclassicos.com.br/produto/kriegerorchestralworks/; In the live broadcast, the profile can be found with the name in English: Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Goiana Philharmonic’s recordings have gained national and international acclaim. This week the English magazine Gramophone, one of the world’s largest magazines in the field of classical music, published a free review of another orchestral album, made in collaboration with the cellist Marina Martins, in which she performed Claudio Santoro’s symphonies. The album, which ranks second in the world charts on the Naxos label, was produced within the Brazilian concert project.
Edino Krieger, from Santa Catarina, began studying the violin with his father when he was 7 years old. He studied at the Brazilian Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he also played in Mozart’s orchestra. He won the International Peace Prize in the 1950s in Warsaw, and once in London, he studied composition with Lennox Berkeley and worked for BBC Radio producing programs on contemporary British composers which would be broadcast in Brazil throughout 1956. Krieger died in December last year . , at the age of 94 years.
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Caption: Goiás Philharmonic recordings can be heard on various streaming platforms
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