Two of the greatest classical music instrumentalists in Brazil – violinist, violist and conductor Claudio Cruz and cellist Raïff Dantas Barreto – unite in this memorable album, which honors the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Musical genius and revolutionary composer, Beethoven became one of the most respected and influential composers of all time, a pillar of Western music, and a unique figure in history. Despite his scores being among the most performed in concert halls around the world, it is possible to find pieces of his authorship which are still little known to the public. That was one of the main reasons that motivated the two artists to make this album.

The carefully chosen repertoire reflects the integrity and excellence of the duo, in virtuous transcriptions for violin and cello, as in 3 Duets for Clarinet and Bassoon, WoO 27, and in prodigious interpretations, as in Duet for Viola and Cello in E -Flat Major, WoO 32 – Eyeglasses. Cruz alternates between violin and viola, building extraordinary dialogues with Dantas Barreto’s cello, confirming the impressive synergy of the duo.

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Compositores Brasileiros: Duos para Violino e Viola

Anthology of musical pieces by Brazilian composers, written between 1946 and 2008, for violin and viola duos.

Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin, Vol. 1

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First volume of Mozart's "Sonatas for piano and violin", performed by Claudio Cruz and Olga Kopylova.

Song of the Black Swan

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Two renowned artists get together, at the height of their extraordinary careers.

Brazilian Music for Oboe & Cello

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Selected pieces by Brazilian composers, in solos and duets for oboe and cello.
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Valsas & Choros

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Repertoire of Brazilian songs from the beginning of the 20th century, performed on violin and piano.

Mazas: 30 Etudes Spéciales, Op. 36

Anthology of 30 studies for violin, written by the French composer Jacques Mazas.
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Kayser: 36 Violin Studies, Op. 20

A selection of 36 progressive studies for violin, written by the German composer Heinrich Kayser.
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Libera Me

An anthology of classical pieces arranged for cello quartet, quintet and octet.
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Miniaturas Brasileiras

Works by Brazilian composers, in arrangements for cello duets, trios and quartets, performed by cellist Raïff Dantas Barreto