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Classical Notes: February 17, 2006 Archive

Anybody ever hear of Brenno Blauth?

Posted at 5:15 PM on February 17, 2006 by Don Lee (3 Comments)

This afternoon I was helping out in the control room as Melissa Ousley fulfilled listener requests on her weekly program, Friday Favorites. Someone requested a piece by an Argentinian composer named Brenno Blauth. We listened to a movement from his Concertino for Oboe and Strings (on Dorian DOR-90249), and it was captivating. The piece invites comparison to Heitor Villa-Lobos. I didn't think to grab the CD to read more about him so now, ensconced at my desk, I try a Google search. I learn that Blauth was born in 1931 and that he is a "gaucho" composer who's produced a vast body of chamber music, orchestral and choral works. I'd include the links, but that's all they say. The music made me want to hear more. It made me less skeptical about the term "undeservedly neglected."

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