ARTS & CULTURE
ABOUT BOSSA NOVA
13x26' min. Music doc series.
In the early 60's a mix of Jazz Bebop and Brazilian Samba took the world of music by storm. This is its story in a 13x26' series.
Bossa Nova, with its lively and sophisticated rhythm, light lyrics, intuitive melodies and innovative harmony, has fallen into popular taste by putting Brazilian music in the radio waves and shelves of stores around the world. In 1959, João Gilberto releases Bossa Nova's first album, “Chega de Saudades”. In 1962, Brazil wins over the United States with a memorable Bossa Nova concert at Carnegie Hall and in 1964 Tom Jobim marvels the world with his “Girl from Ipanema” in a TV program where Frank Sinatra presents the composer singing and playing the song that has become one of the most popular tunes on the planet. To celebrate Bossa Nova Music with episodes full of songs and stories that will bring you closer to this wonderful way of making beautiful music.
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VILLA-LOBOS: From Bach to Brazil
52' min. Biography Documentary.
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazil's most praised classical composer. The man, his passion and his music
the trajectory of this iconic Brazilian musician who left us more than 1.000 works and the largest collection of string quartet compositions of the XXth century. Friends like Arthur Rubinstein, Andres Segovia and Turíbio Santos, as well as admirers such as Julian Bream, Gustavo Dudamel and Mstislav Rostropovich, pay tribute to the great Maestro, composer, educator and an eternal lover of his homeland and people to whom he dedicated all of his music.
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PATHS, CROSSROADS and MYSTERIES
67' min. Music Bio Documentary.
One of the icons of the Brazilian guitar, Turíbio Santos wrote his story with the six strings of his instrument, an unmistakable Brazilianness and an endless love for the Brazilian and Hispanic guitar repertoire. A personal friend of Villa-Lobos, Turíbio brings Brazilian miscegenation and diversity by virtuously gravitating between the worlds of classical and popular music. In this musical documentary Turíbio talks to his producer, his luthier and his biographer in a relaxed and friendly way, which lends a chat tone to this program.
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67' Music & Lights Documentary
Pianist Clara Sverner and the visual artist Muti Randolh, in a colorful concert for piano and lights with the music of some of the greatest composers of the XXth Century, with works by; Scriabin, Claude Debussy, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Stockhausen, Stravinsky, Webern, Schoemberg and the brilliant and unknown Brazilian composer, Glauco Fernandes. In a special installation on her piano, the notes played by Clara trigger visual motifs mapped specifically to the architecture of the Cecília Meireles Concert Hall in Rio de Janeiro. Thus, transforming her musical interpretations into luminous paintings drawn live and projected in real time by Muti Randolph.
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3x52' min. documentary miniseries.
A journey to the time of analog tapes and celluloid films, at 3 great moments in music history with gold and platinum albums, like; “Face to Face” by Simone, “Flight of the Heart” by Ritchie and “Os Doces Bárbaros”, an iconic live performance by four of the most prestigious Brazilian stars; Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil and Maria Bethania.
These records are linked to 3 great movies of the Brazilian golden era of cinema; “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands”, which took over 10% of the Brazilian population in 1976 to the movies. “Golden Girl” an iconic teenager movie of the 80's and the highest box office documentary of all times, “Os Doces Barbaros”.
Their songs have rocked a whole generation and their relation with the movies made both extremely successful at their times.
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52' minutes Factual documentary.
Living Places investigates the "soul" of physical locations in a metropolis which are not included in the touristic guides, but shelter the identity of the local people, their culture, their customs, their families and friends.
In Rio de Janeiro, places like; the Saint Cristobal Fair, home of Northeastern culture. The "Charm Music" Ball under the Madureira Overpass, congregates Rio natives in a party rocked by "Black Music" and the legendary Cacique de Ramos, birthplace for some of the greatest names in Samba.
Places that, although inanimate, are brought to life by their patrons who make them an extension of their own homes.
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VILLA IN JAZZ
52' minutes music documentary.
The Jazz Trio TOQUE BRASILEIRO, composed by Cesar Machado (Drums), Adriano Giffoni (Electric and Acoustic Bass) and Reinaldo Arias (Piano and Arrangements) interprets some of Villa-Lobos' most famous and beautiful songs, reaffirming the conductor's unquestionable presence in all aspects of Brazilian music. Songs like O Trenzinho do Caipira, Caicó, Melodia Sentimental, Bachianas N ° 5, among many others, gravitate between the erudite and the popular.
To give the final touch, an unprecedented interpretation by Raimundo Fagner, which adds the lyrics of poet Ferreira Gullar to the classic Bachianas N ° 2, lending the song even more popularity and Brazilian identity with a dose of the best of Brazilian Jazz.
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BETTER WITHOUT WORDS
49' minutes musical fantasy.
Composer and pianist Monique Aragão explores the intimacies of the most complete of all instruments, the piano, with whom she maintains a long and fertile history of love and devotion. With an original repertoire, Monique dialogues with her instrument in close conversations, drenched in rhythm, melodies and harmonies. Her insights into the art of performing, playing and living with music, are framed by piano solos in a fully instrumental program that gets better and better without words.
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PRESENCE OF VILLA-LOBOS
6x26' music documentary series.
Two great artists decide to investigate the influences received and passed on by Villa-Lobos from Bach to Edino Krieger. From his youth as a musician playing in cafes and movie theaters in Rio de Janeiro, going through his memorable cycle of Bachianas, until the maturity of the composer, recognized internationally for his melodism and virtuosity.
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VILLA-LOBOS: String Quartet Works
18x26' music documentary series.
One of the most prestigious string quartets in Brazil, the Radamés Gnattali Quartet, interprets all 17 Heitor Villa-Lobos String Quartets and draws the first 3 bars of the 18th Quartet composed by the maestro shortly before his death in 1959. There are 18 episodes with the best chamber music in Brazil ... Full HD – Color – 5.1 Surround Sound
80' min. Opera filmed on location.
Tells the story of a Turkish fisherman who collects in his fishingnets a piano from the bottom of the black sea and with it, the specter of Mathilda Segalescu, a Jewish singer who embarked on the Struma, the last ship to leave Romania towards the Promised Land carrying in its bulge more than 800 Jews fleeing Nazism during World War II. Upon arriving in Turkey, the country refused its mooring for refueling, leaving the ship adrift until it was sunk by Russian attacks. The fisherman falls in love with the artist's ghost and becomes obsessed with approaching her until he realizes that the only way to do this would be through his own death.
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VILLA-LOBOS & MUSIC EDUCATION
13x26' minute documentary series. Villa-Lobos was responsible for Brazil's first music education program. In honor of this incredible educator, maestro and composer, the Radamés Gnattali Quartet promotes a series of educational documentaries with lots of music and information, recorded in some of the most beautiful palaces in Brazil.
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