Latin America, with its rainforests, mountains, plains and wetlands, has originated a large number of songs and instrumental works dedicated to the animal kingdom.
“Pajarillo,” (little bird) is a very famous Venezuelan folk melody. Omar Acosta and Jorge Montilla have written their own versions.
The Uirapuru is a bird from the Amazon rainforest famous for its beautiful singing. This program already featured the two pieces Heitor Villa-Lobos dedicated to this creature. His friend and disciple Camargo Guarnieri also wrote a full scale symphony entitled “Uirapuru” and dedicated the work to Villa-Lobos.
“Palomita Blanca” means “little white pigeon.” Arguably this is the most famous waltz from Rio de la Plata.
Omar Acosta: Solo de pajarillo
(Solo of the Little Bird)
Ysmael Reyes, flute
Jorge Montilla: Registro de pajarillo
(Range of the Little Bird)
Jorge Montilla, E-flat clarinet
Anonymous from Perú: El Cóndor pasa
(Flight of the Condor)
David Burguess, guitar
Ariel Ramírez: El perro
Polly Ferman, piano
Vicente Greco: El cuzquito
Camargo Guarnieri: Sinfonia No.2, Uirapuru
Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, John Neschling, conductor
Anselmo Aieta: Palomita Blanca
(Little White Pigeon)
María Luisa Rayan, harp