Corcovado

December 2 2013

Milhaud, seventh 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, conductor not stated. Probably Milhaud 1956.

Corcovado is a mountain in Rio de Janeiro on whose peak is a statue of Cristo Redentor (1922-31). From 1917 to 1918 (nearly two years) Milhaud was secretary to Paul Claudel, the French ambassador to Brazil.

One Response to “Corcovado”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    In late 1985, in Rio, I wrote a rather gloomy piece of prose called Meditation on Corcovado.


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