Ernesto Nazareth – a tango, waltz, and nocturne

Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)

Ernesto Nazareth was a Brazilian composer and pianist.  He composed over 200 compositions (tangos, waltzes, polkas, sambas, fox-trots etc.).  Nazareth also composed music in a classical style and was influenced by the beautiful melodies, virtuosic flourishes, and harmonies of Chopin’s music.

Here are three recordings of pieces by Ernesto Nazareth.  The first recording is a tango called Apanhei-te, cavaquinho played by Maria Teresa Madeira.  The second recording is a waltz called Eponina played by Maria Teresa Madeira.  The third recording is a piece called Noturno (Nocturne) written in a classical style.  I don’t have the name of the person playing the nocturne.  Enjoy!

 

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