Laranjeiras

December 1 2013

Milhaud, penultimate of the Saudades do Brasil, opus 67 (1920), a suite of twelve dances originally for piano. The orchestral transcription has a short overture. Orchestre National de France, Milhaud, 1956.

Laranjeiras is a neighbouhood of Rio de Janeiro. From 1917 to 1918 (nearly two years) Milhaud was secretary to Paul Claudel, the French ambassador to Brazil.

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