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Um Americano em Paris
Um Americano em Paris
  • Sinfónica
  • M/6
  • Combining depth and simplicity, the Adagio for Strings is unquestionably one of the most popular works of the twentieth century and has made the American Samuel Barber a composer celebrated around the world. Less well known is his late piece Fadograph of a Yestern Scene, with a title that suggests his fascination with the poetry of James Joyce. The hard life in the pampas of South America, with its great cattle farms, captivated the Argentine composer Ginastera, driving him to write the ballet Estancia. Another hard and typically American reality is that of the black community of South Carolina that Gershwin portrays in Porgy and Bess, a piece that made waves in the operatic world when it premiered in 1935. Ending on a more cosmopolitan note, Orquestra Sinfónica presents the famous impressions of an American who visits Paris and absorbs the sounds of everyday life as he wanders through the city, in one of George Gershwin's most iconic compositions.