Brasileirinho (film)

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Brasileirinho
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)

Brasileirinho (AKA Brasileirinho - Grandes Encontros do Choro) is a 2005 musical documentary film by Finnish film director Mika Kaurismäki about traditional Brazilian choro music.


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<i>Chôros No. 1</i>

Chôros No. 1 is a composition for guitar by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, written in 1920.

<i>Chôros No. 5</i>

Chôros No. 5 is a solo piano composition written in 1925 by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. It forms a part of a series of fourteen numbered compositions collectively titled Chôros, ranging from solos for guitar and for piano up to works scored for soloist or chorus with orchestra or multiple orchestras, and in duration up to over an hour. Chôros No. 5 is one of the shorter members of the series, with a performance lasting about four-and-a-half minutes.

<i>Chôros No. 12</i>

Chôros No. 12 is an orchestral work written between 1925 and 1945 by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. It is part of a series of fourteen numbered compositions collectively titled Chôros, ranging from solos for guitar and for piano up to works scored for soloist or chorus with orchestra or multiple orchestras, and in duration up to over an hour. Chôros No. 12 is one of the longest compositions in the series, a performance lasting about 35 minutes.

<i>Chôros No. 14</i>

Chôros No. 14 is a work for choruses, orchestra, and band, written in 1928 by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. It is the last of a series of fourteen numbered compositions collectively titled Chôros, ranging from solos for guitar and for piano up to works scored for soloist or chorus with orchestra or multiple orchestras, and in duration up to over an hour. The whereabouts of the score of Chôros No. 14 is unknown.

<i>Introdução aos Chôros</i> name rifat

Introdução aos Chôros: Abertura, is a composition for guitar and orchestra by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, composed in 1929 as an overture to precede a complete performance of his series of fourteen Chôros. A performance of just the Introdução lasts about thirteen minutes.

<i>Chôros bis</i>

Chôros bis, or Dois Chôros (bis), first published with the title in French, Deux Chôros (bis), is a two-movement duo for violin and cello by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, peripherally related to his numbered series of fourteen Chôros. A performance typically lasts between eight and nine minutes.