||Sergio & Odair Assad
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Under the guidance of their mandolinist father, Sergio and Odair Assad discovered the world of Brazilian music while they were still children. Their exceptional gift of being able to play together appeared at an early age and the two brothers spent seven years with Monina Tavora, who educated them under the classical tradition of her master, Andres Segovia.
In 1973, the Assad Brothers won the competition for young soloists of the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra and began a sparkling career of solo work the following year.
Their fame spread throughout South America, the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Everywhere they went, the Assad Brothers garnered enthusiasm and admiration; composers like Radames Gnattali, Marlos Nobre, Francisco Mignone, Nikita Koshkin, and Astor Piazzolla dedicated pieces to them, measuring their talent and prodigious personality.
JOAQUIN RODRIGO: Concierto madrigal:
4. Pastorcico, tu que vienes, pastorcico tu que vas
10. Caccia a la espanola
MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Concerto opus 201
11. Un poco moderato e pomposo
13. Rondo mexicano
St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra
John Neschling, Conductor