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Duo Magyar

Brazilian music through the "Modern Fiddles"

Brasília, 2002.

This is the new brazilian music, a modern look on folk music. This CD has the major repertoire for violin duo of he best brazilian composers, many pieces especially writen for us!

Texts in portuguese/english, 12 colorful pages ilustrated with famous brazilian artists: Marlene Godoy, Eliete Oliveto and Lívia Paulini.

You are listening "Allegro Deciso" of Ernani Aguiar.

Sponsorship: FAC - Fundo de Arte e Cultura do GDF.

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“Cordas afinadas - Karla e Zoltan triunfam na difícil missão de tornar interessante mais de uma hora de música para dois violinos solo” - JMC, na revista BRAVO!, Abril de 2003, pg. 59, a respeito do cd “Rabeca Moderna”.

Violin Duo: Karla Oliveto & Zoltan Paulinyi

Duetos Modais (GRA 7113864-1)
19- Lídio-Mixolídio (0:53)
20- Lídio com tetracorde de 2a. aumentada (1:54)
21- Lídio-frígio-mixolídio (1:29)
22- Escala de tons inteiros (2:15)
23- Escala octotônica (1:23)
24- Frígio-lídio-dórico (1:17)
25- Frígio com tetracorde de 2a. aumentada (2:50)
26- Frígio-dórico (5:03)
Duração total - 67:35

Três duos (GRA 7113866-5)
1- Tango (2:05)
2- Ostinato (0:59)
3- Desafio (2:27)

Oito duetos (GRA 7113862-8)
4- Allegro (1:00)
5- Allegretto (2:00)
6- Andantino (3:00)
7- Allegro deciso (0:59)
8- Allegro (1:16)
9- Lento (3:35)
10- Allegro (1:38)
11- Vivo (1:04)

12- Invenção (1:53) (GRA 7113865-3)

Sonatina (GRA 7113867-7) (look the PDF full score)
13- Cantiga (3:01)
14- Desafio (3:56)

Hipnose (GRA 7113868-8) (look the PDF full score)
15- d = 88 (3:41)
16- d = 152 (4:13)

Fantasia (GRA 7113863-0)
17- Conflito (6:21)
18- Dança (6:16)

NS.Ecologia de Marlene Godoy


Duo Magyar is the union of two nations: Brazil and Hungary. It was created in the beginning of the year 2000. Brazil was then celebrating 500 years and Hungary 1000 years. This union has given enthusiasm and motivation to the promotion of national pieces that could favor the violin. This idea was very well welcomed by the Secretarias of Culture and Education of the Government of the Federal District. Duo Magyar was selected as one of thirty finalists among over a thousand groups from the whole country in the “ItaúCultural” project. Motivated by the success of this project, the Duo decided to dedicate their time to the research of scores and new pieces. These were written specially for their repertoire.

Even though there are many different pieces in this CD, all of them reflect the Brazilian fiddle sound. The piece “Sonatina”, from Paulinyi, shows a “bartokian” touch over the Brazilian folklore. The piece “Hipnose”, which is from the same composer, is about a deeper issue: what the music can produce in human beings. “Três Peças” from Sérgio Nogueira was written specially for the Duo. The same happened to the piece “Fantasia”, from Maravalhas. It has sweet elements of the guitar language.

Ernani Aguiar, well known for reinforcing irony in the music, also enhanced the Duo’s repertoire with 8 pieces (1984). The first ones were made after over a year of silence caused by an aesthetics crisis. Finally, there are the Mahle’s duets. These have been inspired in brief mode, in which some refer to regional nostalgia. His work “Invenção” is a thrilling fugue that plays around with the ambiguity of a binary-tertiary measure and with the contradiction of an atonal idea.

Music and image are artistic expressions that complete each other. Therefore, several paintings from Marlene Godoy, Eliete Oliveto and Lívia Paulini have been included here. Both music and illustration of this work search the essence of the Brazilian art. As Marlene has said: “art and freedom – nobody can truly express himself or herself without going to his or her origin first.”

Zoltan Paulinyi

Karla Oliveto (player)

Karla Oliveto started her music studies at the Music School of Brasília (EMB) in 1983. There she got the certificate of Expert in Instrument. She was then in Ms. Marena Salles’s class.

Karla finished her undergraduate Bachelor Course in Violin at the University of Brasília in 1997. She was then under the guidance of professor Ludmilla Vinecka. She also got her degree in Music Teaching in the year 2000.

She took part in improvement courses in violin, chamber music and orchestra at “Professional and Artistic School in Vale do Ave” in Portugal in 1993. At this time she participated in several concerts in main Portuguese cities with the Artave Orchestra.

Karla has been a soloist under the conducting of Maestro Emílio de César and Elena Herrera. She has been a member of the “Camerata Antiqua”, Brasília and EMB Orchestras, besides being the spalla of the state university UnB Orchestra.

She received the award of Best Brazilian Music Perfomance and also got other prizes in contests at EMB. At the present moment, she is a regular student at the graduate course in Music (Specialization in Chamber Music) at the University Brasília and a violin teacher at EMB.

Zoltan Paulinyi (player & composer)

Zoltan Paulinyi was only two and a half years old when he started his music lessons in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. His first performance as a violinist was at the theater “Casa da Ópera de Ouro Preto” when he was eight years old. He was then under the supervision of the teacher Ricardo Giannetti.

He dedicated himself to musical theory studies while he was taking an undergraduate course in Physics at the University of Minas Gerais State (UFMG). He could then count on Conductor Oiliam Lanna.

At last, in the beginning of the year 2000, he chose to leave his graduate course in Quantum Optics to become a member of the Symphonic Orchestra of Brasília.

Paulinyi was the soloist of the Hackney Youth Orchestra in the Dartington Festival in the UK in 1997, where he also had masterclasses with Ruggiero Ricci, and a soloist at the “Gli Archi di Firenzi” in Belo Horizonte in 2000.

He has met composers such as Harry Crowl and Oscar Edelstein in national festivals. The recognition of his work by the press came with “Pró-Música Award” in 1998, and the “Performance of the Year in the State of Minas Gerais Award”.

Ernani Aguiar (composer)

Ernani Aguiar was born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro State, in 1950. He has studied with Guerra-Peixe, Paulina d’Ambrosio and Santino Parpinelli. He improved his studies in Ravena and Florence. Today he is one of the most required musician in Brazil. He is a researcher and professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

He has recently performed as a conductor of the first complete recording of the opera “Colombo” from Carlos Gomes. He has also been awarded for that. He has received the title of “Maestro de Capela” by S. Maria and Peretola, in Italy.

He was elected member of the Brazilian Academy of Music in 1993. He is a well-known composer in Brazil and abroad with numerous performances of his pieces.

Ernst Mahle (composer)

He has been J. Nepomuk David’s composition student in Germany, H. J. Koellreutter’s sudent in Brazil and O. Messiaen, W. Fortner, E. Krenek’s student in international summer courses. He has also studied conducting with L. von Matacic, R. Jubelik and Muller Kray in these courses.

Mahle has lived in Brazil since 1951. He was one of the founders of the Music School of Piracicaba (EMP), in São Paulo State. There he is the Artistic Director, Professor and Conductor of the Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra and Choir. He is a naturalized Brazilian citizen and received the title “Citizen of Piracicaba” in 1965 because of his work in youth education.

Mahle was the creator and president of the Judging Committee for the Young Players’ Award in Piracicaba, Brazil, from 1971 to 1998. He has been a teacher in several summer courses and music festivals. He had been the Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of Contemporary Music and is now a member of the Brazilian Academy of Music. Among his awards in composition, it is the APCA – São Paulo Arts Critics Society in 1995.

Felippe Maravalhas (composer)

Felippe Maravalhas is a composer and guitar player from Brasília. He got his undergraduate degree in 1999 at the University of Brasília (UnB). There he took guitar classes with Mr. Eustáquio Grillo and composition with Professors Sérgio Nogueira, Flávio Santos Pereira and Jorge Antunes. In 1996, he attended the XIV Intenational Guitar Seminar in Porto Alegre (RS), where he studied with great international guitar players and with the composer Marlos Nobre.

In the year of 1998, Maravalhas had composition lessons with Susan Harding. She selected his Duet n.1 for the concert which closed the course. He was the distinction student in the “Primer Curso Internacional de Perfeccionamiento Guitarrístico”, given by Luz Maria Bobadilla, Eduardo Fernández and Eduardo Isaac in Assunción, Paraguay.

Maravalhas also attended the “II Music Festival in the Mountains” in Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais State, and the “IV Curso de Interpretación Guitarrística in Mar Del Plata (Argentina), in 2001. There he was guided by renowned guitar players, such as Fábio Zanon. In the last years, he has given concerts in Brazil, France, Paraguay and Argentina.

Sérgio Nogueira (composer)

Sérgio Nogueira has got his undergraduate degree in Composition and Conducting at the University of Brasília (UnB) under the supervision of Claúdio Santoro, Emílio Terraza and Luiz Mucillo.

In 1995, Nogueira won the Composition Contest promoted by “Camargo Guanieri Orchestra” (USP – University of São Paulo) with his piece “Cinco Movimentos para Orquestra e Cordas”.

He finished his graduate course in Musicology in 1999 at the university Uni-Rio, doing a deep research on Maestro Cláudio Santoro’ s work.

Nogueira had one of his pieces – “Quatro Prelúdios para Piano”– recorded in the CD “Compositores da Universidade de Brasília” (Composers of the University of Brasília) together with composers that had taught at UnB.

Today he is part of the Music Department staff at the University of Brasília where he teaches subjects of the Music Composition course.

Passaro de Livia Paulini
Technical details

Duo Magyar: Zoltan Paulinyi and Karla Oliveto (violins)
Producer: Vadim Arsky
Sound engineer: Daniel Musi
Studio assistant: Maranhão
Master: Modula Som e Filmes Ltda

Arts: Elisa Martins
Portuguese text revision: Fernanda Oliveto
English translation: Lílian R. de Melo de Aguiar
Recorded at Audiotech in Feb/March 2002.
Sponsorship: Fundo da Arte e Cultura – GDF


Conversion table from GRA (old) to ISRC (new)
Sérgio Nogueira 3 duos (1- tango) 7113866-5 BR-ZOL-0500005
Sérgio Nogueira 3 duos (2- ostinato) 7113866-5 BR-ZOL-0500006
Sérgio Nogueira 3 duos (3- desafio) 7113866-5 BR-ZOL-0500007
Ernani Aguiar 8 duetos (1) 7113862-8 BR-ZOL-0500008
Ernani Aguiar 8 duetos (2) 7113862-8 BR-ZOL-0500009
Ernani Aguiar 8 duetos (3) 7113862-8 BR-ZOL-0500010
Ernani Aguiar 8 duetos (4) 7113862-8 BR-ZOL-0500011
Ernani Aguiar 8 duetos (5) 7113862-8 BR-ZOL-0500012
Ernani Aguiar 8 duetos (6) 7113862-8 BR-ZOL-0500013
Ernani Aguiar 8 duetos (7) 7113862-8 BR-ZOL-0500014
Ernani Aguiar 8 duetos (8) 7113862-8 BR-ZOL-0500015
Ernst Mahle Invenção 7113865-3 BR-ZOL-0500016
Zoltan Paulinyi Sonatina (cantiga) 7113867-7 BR-ZOL-0500001
Zoltan Paulinyi Sonatina (desafio) 7113867-7 BR-ZOL-0500004
Zoltan Paulinyi Hipnose 1 7113868-8 BR-ZOL-0500002
Zoltan Paulinyi Hipnose 2 7113868-8 BR-ZOL-0500003
Felippe Maravalhas Fantasia (conflito) 7113863-0 BR-ZOL-0500025
Felippe Maravalhas Fantasia (dança) 7113863-0 BR-ZOL-0500026
Ernst Mahle Duetos Modais (1) 7113864-1 BR-ZOL-0500017
Ernst Mahle Duetos Modais (2) 7113864-1 BR-ZOL-0500018
Ernst Mahle Duetos Modais (3) 7113864-1 BR-ZOL-0500019
Ernst Mahle Duetos Modais (4) 7113864-1 BR-ZOL-0500020
Ernst Mahle Duetos Modais (5) 7113864-1 BR-ZOL-0500021
Ernst Mahle Duetos Modais (6) 7113864-1 BR-ZOL-0500022
Ernst Mahle Duetos Modais (7) 7113864-1 BR-ZOL-0500023
Ernst Mahle Duetos Modais (8) 7113864-1 BR-ZOL-0500024