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An Album of Brazilian Dances

By Victor Fell Yellin

Solo piano - Level B-C (easy - moderately difficult)
An Album of Brazilian Dances. Composed by Victor Fell Yellin and Victor Fell Yellin. Collection. 64 pages. Oxford University Press #9780193856615. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193856615).

Item Number: OU.9780193856615

ISBN 9780193856615.

For piano. This fascinating collection draws on a virtually unknown set of Brazilian dances for piano published at the end of the nineteenth century in Rio de Janeiro. These pieces blend the melodic charm and grace of the European polka and other dance forms with the sparkle and syncopation of Afro-Caribbean styles. The result is a repertoire filled with verve and wit that will appeal to players and audiences alike.

  • O Periquito  Composed by Alvarenga, Francisco Xavier De Matos
  • Porque Nao? . . .  Composed by Azevedo, Arnolfo
  • Iman  Composed by Callado, Joaquim Antonio Da Silva
  • O Annel do Eneas Pontes  Composed by A.S. Chirol
  • Teteia  Composed by Amelia Goldschmidt
  • So No Choro  Composed by Francisca 'Chiquinha' Gonzaga
  • Teu Sorriso  Composed by Francisca 'Chiquinha' Gonzaga
  • A Chilena  Composed by Federico Guzman
  • Ahi! Nao Tenho Mais Onde Cahir  Composed by Milanez, Abdon
  • Assucar com Canella  Composed by Lavildevan
  • Suzana Vae a Missa  Composed by Milanez, Abdon
  • Os Teus Olhos Cativam  Composed by Ernesto De Nazareth
  • Amor Tem Fogo  Composed by Francisco De Sa Noronha
  • Herminia  Composed by Julio Cezar Do Lago Reis
  • Joao Fera  Composed by Julio Cezar Do Lago Reis
  • Quem Me Quer?!  Composed by Julio Cezar Do Lago Reis
  • Ja Sei . . . ja sei . . .  Composed by Rocha, Henrique Da
  • Marocas  Composed by Dos Santos, Antonio Jose
  • Tango dos Jornalistas  Composed by A. Rubio
  • Tentacao  Composed by F. L. Da Silveira
  • O Sospiro das Flores  Composed by Xarau, Jayme
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  • July 17, 2011 Good collection

    These are called "Brazilian piano dances" in the intro, with differing designations such as "polka," "habanera," "polka tango," as well as just "tango." There are 21 pieces by 17 composers and generally require advanced ability due to rhythms and understanding of style. Most are two pages in length, not counting...

    repeats. I own two other tango albums. One in the Alfred Masterworks series edited by Maurice Hinson has 20 pieces by 8 composers. Another is Phillip Keveren's arrangements of 15 Astor Piazzolla tangos. All are good with no duplication of pieces.

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