Crazy Mallets (DXL 1071)

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One of the worlds foremost virtuoso marimba players Pedro Carneiro presents an exciting collection of solo works for marimba charting the diverse compositional styles in contemporary Portuguese music.

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This collection of solo works for marimba charts the diverse compositional styles in contemporary Portuguese music.

Pedro Carneiro is one of the worlds foremost virtuoso marimba players. His artistry is well known to audiences throughout the globe. Since 1999, he has been collecting and commissioning works for marimba and percussion from several Portuguese composers and discovered an immense wealth and creativity to be explored by developing artistic partnerships with these exciting composers.

This recording contains six contrasting works for solo marimba, one of the oldest (and at the same time, one of the newest) musical instruments. The ancestors of the modern marimba appear in several cultures in Africa and Asia – but it was it’s long journey through Central and South America (on the slaves’ baggage) that took the instrument to the north American shores, where the modern version of the instrument was developed into the 20th Century.

Track List:

Mind the Gap – Luís Tinoco
1. Keep Left
2. Next Train Approaching
3. Currently Out of Order
4. Keep Right

5. Nocturnal – Sérgio Azevedo

6. Crazy Mallets – João Pedro Oliveira

Four Cartoons – António Chagas Rosa
7. I Lento
8. II Mosso, regolare
9. III Maestoso, preciso, dramatico
10. IV Allegro, molto ritmico

11. Mémoires d’Automne – Quadro I – Isabel Soveral

…e todo eu me alevanto e todo eu ardo…
(Part 1b – Version I) – Pedro Carneiro
12. I Lontano, con tenerezza
13. II Prestissimo brilliante e cristalino
14. III Sostenuto, quasi niente I
15. IV Ostinato, agitato
16. V Sostenuto, quasi niente II
17. VI Sospenso
18. VII Grave e Sostento – Piu Mosso
19. VIII Con fuoco e viziozita

Additional Information

Pedro Carneiro

Marimba / Composer

Luís Tinoco

Composer

Sérgio Azevedo

Composer

João Pedro Oliveira

Composer

António Chagas Rosa

Composer

Isabel Soveral

Composer