Olhar singelo d’uma criança que suplica

Olhar singelo d’uma criança que suplica

Olhar singelo d’uma criança que suplica (2012)

Solo Piano

Premiered and recorded by Carla Reis for her university extension program project “Piano.Pérolas: desvendando o repertório didático brasileiro” (Pearls of piano music: unveiling the Brazilian didactic repertoire) taking place at Music Department – Federal University of São João del Rei.

Duration:  1’49’’

For this project I’ve composed a dozen of piano pieces intended for beginners to intermediate students. It was my first approach to create didactic pieces for children and teenagers trying to get out the commonplace, looking for beauty and poetry instead of focusing only on technical demands. Each piece is based on infant-related images or on my own childhood memories. The piece’s aesthetical nature have been attracting older students as well.

“Olhar singelo d’uma criança que suplica” (tender expression of a begging little boy) portrays an innocent boy begging for something to someone. The composition alludes to the sweet gesture of the boy, so fragile and so cute trying to fulfill his needing. The musical material makes strong references to Jewish musical scales.

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