MUSIC

FROM RIO TO BROADWAY

11th of july wednesday · 9:30pm

 

Musical direction
Nuno Margarido Lopes

Contrabass
Pedro Sousa

Percussion
Pedro Silva

 

Coro Juvenil de Lisboa
Principal conductor Nuno Margarido Lopes

Louis Prima (1910-1978)

Sing, sing, sing!

 

Cole Porter (1891-1964)

Let's do it (Let's fall in love)

 

George Gershwin (1898-1937)

'S Wonderful

 

Vincent Youmans (1898-1946)

Tea for two

 

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

Mack the Knife

 

Sholom Secunda (1894-1974)

Bei mir bist du schön

 

Gerald Marks (1900-1997) · Seymour Simons (1896-1949)

All of me

 

Tom Jobim (1927-1994)

A Garota de Ipanema

 

Cole Porter (1891-1964)

Night and Day


Almost half century separates two songs that we will hear in this programme: Tea for two and A garota de Ipanema. The first, by Vincent Youmans, was written in 1925 for the musical No, no, Nanette, and the second, written in 1962 by António Carlos Jobim and lyrics by the great Brazilian poet Vinicius de Morais, is still a best-selling record today. During last century, other composers — mostly North-Americans — wrote songs that made history on the screen or in the countless Broadway stages of New York and that remain great classics to this day: Irving Berlin with Puttin' on the Ritz (1927), Cole Porter with Night and Day (1932), George Gershwin with his 'S Wonderful (1927) or Nacio Herb Brown with the ever-popular Singing in the Rain (1929). They were all masters in recreating with their melodies a time that we still love to recall with pleasure and nostalgia.