February 9th – Grand Piano (Naxos)
João Costa Ferreira, Piano
Bruno Belthoise, Artistic direction
Thomas Vingtrinier, Engineer
Rui Vieira Nery, Booklet notes
Sponsorship: Antena 2; Câmara Municipal de Leiria, Fundação Caixa Agrícola de Leiria; AvA Musical Editions
The Elegia, op. 45 for piano by José Vianna da Motta is now available on the AvA Musical Editions‘s store.
See the link here.
Edited by/ and Preface
João Costa Ferreira
I would like to thank Lloyd Afrank who helped to write the English version of the preface.
January 19th 2018, 19h00 – Maison de la Musique de Nanterre
8 Rue des Anciennes Mairies
92000 Nanterre, France
Waltzes, mazurkas, polkas, rhapsodies… by the composer José Vianna da Motta
In Portugal, influenced by the music of Chopin and Schumann, the Portuguese composer José Vianna da Motta composed at the age of six his first pieces for piano: waltzes, mazurkas, polkas and other dances he played in Lisbon’s music halls.
Later, led by a patriotic feeling, the composer started to integrate in his music the Portuguese popular traditions.
Inspired by traditional Portuguese music (like fado), his piano rhapsodies also reflect the virtuosity of the time of the great romantic pianists.