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Sonatas e Sonatinas / Portugal-Brazil

9 May 2024

Sonatas and Sonatinas / Portugal-Brazil is the result of a collaboration between the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, the Centre for Studies in Sociology and Musical Aesthetics (CESEM) of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, and the Brazilian Embassy.

The combination of flute and piano is quite curious, the differences between the two instruments are so striking. The originality of the flute contrasts with the technical refinement and grandeur of the piano. Its apparent fragility unfolds into lyricism, ostentatious virtuosity, and even sombre registers. It also invites the piano to transfigure itself, from diffuse intimacy to symphonic apparatus. This combination has enchanted many composers. The Metropolitana Soloists bring together five of them in this programme: three Portuguese, a Brazilian born in Porto Alegre, and a Frenchman who lived in Rio de Janeiro for almost two years.

Darius Milhaud Sonatina for flute and piano

José Vianna da Motta Romance for flute and piano

Brenno Blauth Sonata for flute and piano

Anne Victorino d'Almeida Sybil

Fernando Lopes Graça Andante and Allegro

Nuno Inácio (flute), Savka Konjikusic (piano)

Personal and non-transferable invitations are available to the entire NOVA community, valid for two people with proper identification. Reservations must be made by Tuesday 7 May at 18:00 at relacoespublicas@metropolitana.pt.



Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) - Sonatina for flute and piano, op. 76 (1922)

10 min.

I. Tendre

II. Couple

III. Claire

José Vianna da Motta (1868-1948) - Romance for flute and piano (1893)

5 min.

Brenno Blauth (1931-1931) - Sonata for flute and piano, T. 5 (1958)

17 min.

I. Allegro

II. Walking

III. Allegro con brio

Anne Victorino d'Almeida (b. 1978) - Sybil, op. 105

Fernando Lopes Graça (1906-1994) - Andante e Allegro (1984)

6 min.


Further information on the NOVA Cultura website