Cancioneiro de Música Popular Portuguesa (Songbook of Portuguese Popular Music)
Márcio da Rosa – tenor
Isabel Calado – piano
With the support of:
Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros
Queres a flor?
O Noivado do Sepulcro
Hymno do Espirito SantoJosé Doria
San MartinhoFrei São Boaventura
Andante con moltoRevº. Manuel de Couto Benevides
Avé! Cheia de graçaAnon.
A vida do frade
A vida da freira
Dá-me os teus braços
Chora lindo amor
Pode o fogo congelar-se
Márcio da Rosa entered the Oporto Music Conservatoire aged 16, to study Singing Technique and Repertoire. He continued his studies at Guildhall School of Music & Drama to study Singing under the supervision of Adrian Thompson, and privately with Susan McCulloch. Márcio has worked with a variety of vocal groups including, in England, Opera East and Loveday Singers. Márcio has been performing regularly with Isabel Calado and presenting the songs from ‘Cancioneiro de Música Popular Portuguesa’ in Europe and in Asia. They have recorded two CDs with songs from ‘Cancioneiro’ and also solo works for keyboard by Portuguese composers.
Isabel Calado plays harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano. She performs solo, chamber and orchestral music regularly in Portugal, Spain, France, UK, USA, Singapore and Japan. She currently teaches Harpsichord and Basso Continuo in Conservatório de Música do Porto. She holds a superior degree in Music (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa – Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa), Master in Music Teaching (Universidade Católica Portuguesa) and PhD in Musicology – speciality Historical Musicology (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa). Since 2015 she published several CDs: Works by F. Couperin, ‘Sonatas, Toccatas and Minuetos – Autores Portugueses do século XVIII’, ‘Canções Populares Portuguesas’, ‘Canções Populares Portuguesas 2’, ‘Prussian Sonatas – C. P. E. Bach’, ‘Probestücke – C. P. E. Bach’, ‘Modinhas’ and ‘Works for keyboard in three Portuguese cities: Coimbra, Lisboa and Porto’. In 2019 she published the book ‘Ornamentation Described by C. P. E. Bach’. She published the First Book with Easy Pieces for the harpsichord in 2021.
Canções Populares Portuguesas is a project created in 2016 and is the fruit of Isabel Calado’s research through historical documents in various locations in Portugal. We borrow the name from part of the title of one of our favourite works published in the late 19th century which attempted to preserve the rich, musical and poetical tradition of different regions of Portugal, mainland and islands, transcribed for voice and piano. Our goal is to elevate this art present in our childhood memories. This nostalgia for past times that are timeless has been well received in Portugal as well as internationally.
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