Latin American Music - Choral Music
Women Composers - Instrumental Music
20th Century & Living Composers

Lontano Records Limited

Review of LNT139: Ernesto Nazareth: Portrait of Rio

Ray Picot, ILAMS, Sept 2015

Ernesto Nazareth: Portrait of Rio “There have seen some very interesting recordings in the last few years, but despite the short time I’ve had the album, I keep coming back to this latest recording by Clélia Iruzun. There is something unforced in her approach that is so appealing, and yet she has such fine attention to detail particularly with the dance rhythms.”

“A personal highlight is Plangente in which the rhythm of the samba is allowed to entwine the lovely melody, played like no other version I have heard. And the ever-popular Batuque sounds vivacious without any disjointed pointing of the tango’s rhythm.”

Other reviews of this CD:

Michael Round, International Piano Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015
Michael Church, BBC Music Magazine, Sep 2015
Fabiano Gonçalves, Movimento, August 2015
João Marcos Coelho, Cultura FM, CD of the week, August 2015