For those of you who didn’t catch our euphoric announcements late yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, Delos is tickled pink (HOT pink!) to inform you that our very own Brazilian Guitar Quartet has just won the 2011 Latin GRAMMY award for Best Classical Album with their Brazilian Guitar Quartet plays Villa-Lobos release. Watch for another Delos Insider post in the near future, with more detailed commentary, an artist interview, AND a special download deal from iTunes!
Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Suite Floral: I. Idilio na Rede • II. Uma Camponeza Cantadeira • III. Alegria na Horta
6 Cirandas: A canoa virou (The Canoe Capsized) • A Condessa (The Countess) • Terezinha de Jesus (the Little Teresa of Jesus) • A procura de uma agulha (Searching for a Needle) • Senhora Dona Sancha (Madame Dona Sancha) • Que lindos olhos! (What Beautiful Eyes!)
String Quartet No. 5: I. Pouco Andantino • II. Vivo e energico • III. Andantino • IV. Allegro
Danças Características Africanas No. 1 Farrapos • No. 2 Kankukus • No. 3 Kankikis
String Quartet No. 12: I. Allegro • II. Andante • III. Allegretto • IV. Allegro ben ritmato
All arrangements by Tadeu do Amaral
Praised by the Washington Post for their “seductive beauty” and “virtuosic gusto,” the Brazilian Guitar Quartet has established itself as one of world’s leading guitar ensembles. This is their first album devoted entirely to the most beloved of Brazilian composers, in all-new arrangements by the BGQ.