Agenda Municipal / Music By the Hand of Music

Wed 15 Jun
Casa das Artes programme

Casa das Artes | Grand Auditorium - 21h30

Admission: 4 euros. Students, Cultural Quadrilateral Card and Seniors (aged 65 and over): 2 euros | Rating: M/3 | Running time: 70 min.

This project was born from a challenge launched by AVA Musical Editions to Sara Braga Simões and Helena Marinho: to present in concert a series of works by Portuguese composers that had never been available in print, and that AVA Editions, with the support of the Direção-Geral das Artes, has recently published. Among these were several works whose composers, including recent creators, for professional or personal reasons, or even by creative option, did not use or do not use digital means of musical registration, writing their scores by hand. This fact means that an important part of the Portuguese vocal repertoire of the 20th century, and even of the 21st century, is only available in manuscript format, or not even in print, which significantly reduces its dissemination and even its performance opportunities.

Thus, this concert presents, in a commented format, representative works from the Portuguese chamber vocal repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries, most of them recently published, revealing a wide range of styles and themes in Portuguese creation for voice and piano duo.

Soprano - Sara Braga Simões
Piano - Helena Marinho


Vianna da Mota (1868-1948)
Black eyes
Lost Song
The star

Croner de Vasconcellos (1910-1974)
Three redondilhas from Camões
"Barefoot goes to the fountain
"I set my eyes on a sling
"In the fountain is Leonor"

Frederico de Freitas (1902-1980)
from Troubadour Songs
"Par Deus, mia madre irei"
"Leda m'and'eu"
"E sabor hei da ribeira"
"Ay Deus, val!"

Elvira de Freitas (1928-2015)
I (What is to like)
II (Our simple lives)
III (Love, bitter bitterness)
IV (It's by singing that we say)

Alexandre Delgado (1965-)
Two poems by Camões
1 - Of soul and when I have
2 - Pretty girl


Nuno Corte Real (1971-)
from The Fruits of Angels
"Only your hands
"I have the name of a flower
"You already had a name

A concert by Sara Braga Simões (soprano) and Helena Marinho (piano) with works by Portuguese composers

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