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Sounds of Brazil

The Quintet announces the release of its exciting new recording, SOUNDS OF BRAZIL, on the MSR label. The music includes choros, lullabies and songs by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello who performs with the Quintet on his unique organic percussion from the Amazon. Thiago plays with the Quintet on works by Ernesto Nazareth and Pixinguinha as well. The Quintet is proud to include Changes, a work they commissioned by Brazilian-American pianist and composer Marcelo Zarvos. Rounding out the CD is Ventos, another Quintet commission by a gifted young composer on the New York scene, Ricardo Romaneiro. Guest artists include Blair McMillen on piano and Scott Kuney on guitar.

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Album number: MSR1279

Musicians Showcase Recordings - Sounds of Brazil

Karel Husa - Recollections


This {Poems} is one of the most entertaining and moving works I have heard for wind quintet, beautifully handled by this New York-based group.... I am particularly moved by Husa’s recent music. D. Moore American Record Guide July/August 2004

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Album number: ASIN: B00022LIBQ Click here for ordering information

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Dancing in Colombia

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Album number: MSR1077

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Self Portrait

Oliveros - the whole work is improvisatory ...Thus, the musicianship of the Quintet becomes even more impressive. Rubin - highly accessible in its infectious tune and rhythms...This is a wonderful group of musicians with wonderful tone, great ensemble... and interests in a wide range of styles.. Robert Carl, Fanfare, March/April 1997

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Album number: CRI CD722 Click here for ordering information

Discovering the New World

With the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia, Glen Cortese, conductor.

Each member of the Quintet of the Americas is a virtuoso in his or her own right....The sound on this MMC disc is extraordinary, and a good thing when dealing with the kaleidoscopic orchestrations of a McKinley or a Sierra. Elliott S. Hurwitt, Schwann OPUS Summer 1997

Album number: MMC2018 Click here for ordering information

MMC Recordings - Discovering the New World


20 Musical Mementos from the New World


Quintet of the Americas...is a sensation. Their virtuosity, balances, articulation and intonation mark them as on eof the world’s top wind quintets. I have never heard finer playing. Heuwell Tircuit, In Tune, 6/15/93
Spontaneity is apparent at every turn in these witty, inventive, and colorful readings. Carter, American Record Guide, March/April 1993

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Album number: XLNT 18008 Click here for ordering information

ClassicalCDs.net - Souvenirs

Never Sing Before Breakfast

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Quintet of the Americas certainly knows how to pick new music; or is it simply that their gorgeous playing makes it all sound do good? I think it is both, and this has become one of my favorite discs of new music for winds. James H. North, Fanfare, Jan/Feb 1992

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A Centenary Celebration

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...some of Villa-Lobos’ seldom-heard pieces...including Choros 3 for male voices and 7 winds, as well as the three Typical Brazilian Songs of 1919 and the Fugue on a Popular Brazilian Theme. ...It’s easy to recommend this nicely performed and recorded collection of enjoyable music. Lehman, American Record Guide, July/August 1992

Album number: Newport Classic NPD85518 Click here for ordering information

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