Céline Marie Claudette Dion CC OQ (/ s eɪ ˌ l iː n d i ˈ ɒ n /, born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer. She is renowned for her powerful, technically skilled vocals. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, she emerged as a teen star in her home country with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s.
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João Gilberto was born in Juazeiro, Bahia, the son of Joviniano Domingos de Oliveira, a wealthy merchant, and Martinha do Prado Pereira de Oliveira. He lived in his native city until 1942, when he began to study in Aracaju, Sergipe, returning to Juazeiro in 1946. At the age of 14, Gilberto got his first guitar from his grandfather despite disapproval from Gilberto's father. Still, in Juazeiro, he formed his first band, called "Enamorados do Ritmo". Gilberto moved to Salvador, Bahia, in 1947....
Gilberto's first recordings were released in Brazil as two-song, 78-rpm singles between 1951 and 1959. In the 1960s Brazilian singles evolved to the "double compact" format, and Gilberto released some EPs in this new format, which carried four songs on a 45-rpm record. In 1956, he returned to Rio and struck up old acquaintances, most significantly with Antônio Carlos Jobim, who was by then working as a composer, producer, and arranger with Odeon Records. Jobim was impressed with Gilberto's ne...
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With the introduction of the microphone and the amplifier in Brazil, Gilberto realized that the sound source did not need to be emitted intensely, regarding the voice and instrument, which favored subtle and internalized interpretations. On the other hand, at the time of the first "bossa nova" recordings, Brazil still did not have high fidelity recording equipment capable of reproducing more complex sonorities. Due to that, Gilberto and Tom Jobim, Gilberto's first arranger, elaborated complex...
Gilberto's style combines traditional elements of samba with more contemporary jazz. His "unique" acoustic guitar style involves a syncopated rhythm of plucked chords, with chord progressions rooted in the jazz tradition. His vocal style has been described as "laid-back and understated".Leonardo Rocha, in his obituary for the BBC, states that Gilberto's music describes "a period of huge optimism in Brazil".
Gilberto first married the singer Astrud, with whom he collaborated on the hit recording of "The Girl from Ipanema"; the couple had a son called João Marcelo. They divorced, and he later married the singer Miúcha (died 2018); they had a daughter, Bebel Gilberto, who is also a singer. They later separated. Gilberto also had a daughter with Claudia Faissol, a journalist. Gilberto lived alone from around 2009. His final years were marked by money problems as well as declining health. In 2011, he was sued and evicted from an apartment in Leblon by his landlord, Countess Georgina Brandolini d'Adda.It was reported in December 2017 that his daughter Bebel was seeking control of his financial affairs because of his declining mental state and increasing indebtedness. On 6 July 2019, Gilberto died at his apartment in Rio de Janeiro. His body was buried in Niteróifollowing a private ceremony on 8 July 2019. Writing in The Guardian after his death, Dom Phillips described Gilberto as ".. one of...
Gilberto released several studio and live albums: 1. 1951: Quando Você Recordar/Amar é Bom 2. 1951: Anjo Cruel/Sem Ela 3. 1952: Quando Ela Sai/Meia Luz 4. 1958: Chega de Saudade/Bim Bom 5. 1958: Desafinado/Hô-bá-lá-lá 6. 1959: Chega de Saudade 7. 1960: O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor 8. 1961: João Gilberto 9. 1962: João Gilberto Cantando as Musicás do Filme Orfeo do Carnaval 10. 1962: Boss of Bossa Nova 11. 1962: Bossa Nova at Carnegie Hall 12. 1963: The Warm World of João Gilberto 13. 1964: Getz/Gilberto (with Stan Getz) 14. 1965: Herbie Mann & João Gilberto with Antônio Carlos Jobim 15. 1966: Getz/Gilberto Vol. 2(with Stan Getz) 16. 1970: João Gilberto en México 17. 1973: João Gilberto 18. 1976: The Best of Two Worlds(with Stan Getz) 19. 1976: Amoroso 20. 1977: Gilberto and Jobim 21. 1980: João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira 22. 1981: Brasil (with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Maria Bethânia) 23. 1985: Interpreta Tom Jobim 24. 1985: Meditação 25. 1986: Live in Montreux 26. 1987:...Castro, Ruy (trans. by Lysa Salsbury). Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World. 2000. 1st English language edition. A Capella Books, an imprint of Chicago Review Press,...McGowan, Chris and Pessanha, Ricardo. The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil. 1998. 2nd edition. Temple University Press. ISBN 1-56639-545-3Gridley, Mark. Jazz Styles: History and Analysis. 9th. NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, Print.De Stefano, Gildo, Il popolo del samba, La vicenda e i protagonisti della storia della musica popolare brasiliana, Preface by Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Introduction by Gianni Minà, RAI-ERI, Rome 2...
Nelson Cavaquinho is caught rambling his impressions of music and life in his home in Bangu's quiet day-to-day life, walking through the simple neighborhood and, mainly, singing with his choked voice. Director: Leon Hirszman | Star: Nelson Cavaquinho. Votes: 67
Cesária Évora was born on 27 August 1941 in Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde. When she was seven years old her father, Justino da Cruz Évora, who was a part-time musician, died, and at the age of ten she was placed in an orphanage, as her mother Dona Joana could not raise all six children. At the age of 16, she was persuaded by a friend to ...
Ituaçu was a small town of fewer than a thousand people, located in the sertão, or countryside, of Bahia. His father, José Gil Moreira, was a doctor; his mother, Claudina Passos Gil Moreira, an elementary school teacher. As a young boy, he attended a Marist Brothers school.
Poetica is more intimate, with Cohen's clarinet backed by pianist Jason Lindner, bassist Omer Avital, and drummer Daniel Freedman, and guest strings and percussion. Cohen essays several pensive Israeli songs (check out the popular "Hofim"), Jacques Brel's "La Chanson des Vieux Amants," Nelson Cavaquinho's lovely ballad "Quando eu me chamar saudade," an illuminating interpretation of John ...
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Paula Robison was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of David V. and Naomi Robison, an actor. David Robison was a playwright and writer for film and television. Her paternal grandmother was a piano teacher, her maternal uncle the playwright Jerome Lawrence, and there were other musicians and dancers in the family. David studied in Vienna, and upon his return joined the faculty of Fisk University. There the family met the singer Paul Robeson, who became Paula's godfather. The family moved to Hollywood, where Naomi continued her acting career and David took up screenwriting. Paula's sister Deborah and brother Joshua were born there. Paula learned to play the flute in the orchestra of North Hollywood Junior High School, continuing her studies with Arthur Hoberman. She studied piano with her grandmother. At the age of ten she first met the composer Leon Kirchner, with whom she collaborated as an adult. During the McCarthy era the Robisons were charged and questioned by a committ...
Robison joined the roster of Young Concert Artists in their inaugural year, 1961. The same year, she played Volière in Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. In 1966 she became the first American to win First Prize at the Geneva International Music Competition. After this her concert tours became increasingly frequent, as she played with orchestras and gave recitals, many of them with the pianist and chamber musician Samuel Sanders.
When the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center was established in the autumn of 1969, Robison was one of the founding members. She played in the first concerts in the recently opened Alice Tully Hall. She had her own recital series the hall for 5 years, called "Paula and..." She also continued to play often at Carnegie Hall, long after her debut as Volière, in programs as diverse as J. S. Bach with Alexander Schneider in his Christmas and New Year's Eve Midnight Concerts, Mozart with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, François Borne's Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, the New York Premiere of Leon Kirchner's Music for Flute and Orchestra with Michael Tilson Thomas and the American Symphony Orchestra, Takemitsu's I Hear the Water Dreaming with John Nelson and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as a program of Choro and Bossa Novawith a group of Brazilian and American musicians. On July 23, 1971, she premièred the first of Leon Kirc...
She has been married to Scott Nickrenz, most recently Abrams Curator of Music Emeritus of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, since 1971.
DiscographyPergola Recordings 1. PR1041 - Classic (Paula Robison, flute; Timothy Hester, piano) 2. PR1040 - Caprice (Paula Robison, flute; Paavali Jumppanen, piano) 3. PR1039 - Playing New York (Paula Robison, flute; Steven Beck, piano) 4. PR1038 - Paula Live! Music of Frazelle, Liebermann, Kirchner, and Prokofiev (Paula Robison, flute; Timothy Hester, piano; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Ayano Kataoka, percussion; Yefim Bronfman, piano) 5. PR1037 - Rio Days, Rio Nights (Paula Robison, flute; Romero Lubambo, guitar; Sergio Brandao, bass and cavaquinho; Cyro Baptista, percussion) 6. PR1036 - Paula Robison, John Gibbons: J.S. Bach Sonatas BWV 525-530 (Paula Robison, flute; John Gibbons, harpsichord) 7. PR1035 - Paula Robison: Edvard Grieg, Joachim Andersen: Music for Flute and Piano (Paula Robison, flute; Samuel Sanders, piano) 8. PR1034 - By The Old Pine Tree: Music by Stephen Foster and Sidney Lanier (Paula Robison, flute; Krista Bennion Feeney and Calvin Wiersma, violins; John Feeney...
Publications 1. A Touch of Blue 1. Sparklers for piccolo and piano Theodore Presser (2017) First prize winner for newly published music at the National Flute Association. 1. Amazing Grace: 8 Songs of the Spirit Theodore Presser Company (2011) 1. To a Wild Rose: 15 Romantic Pieces for Flute and Piano Transcribed by Paula RobisonG. Schirmer, Inc., New York (2003) 1. Paula Robison Masterclass: Frank Martin – Ballade (2002) 1. The Sidney Lanier Collection: Music for Solo Flute & Flute with Piano Universal Edition, Vienna (1997) 1. Paula Robison Flute Masterclass: Music of Paul Hindemith New Edition, Schott Music Corporation, Mainz (2012) 1. The Andersen Collection: Music by Joachim Andersen Edited by Paula Robison and Irna PrioreEuropean American Music Corporation (1994) 1. The Paula Robison Flute Warmups Book European American Music Corporation (1989) 1. Water Music University of Michigan Press (2003) 1. La Serenata for flute and guitar “La Serenata”: Favorite Italian serenades and lov...Interview by Katherine Fink, "Spiritoso con Vivo, Paula Robison!" The New York Flute Club Newsletter, March, 2011Kristin Mc Murran, "Flutist Paula Robison and Violist Scott Nickrenz Make Beautiful Music Together—at Home & Onstage" People,Vol. 9 No. 22, June 5, 1978Paula Robison's official website
Musicians like Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Guilherme de Brito, Velha Guarda da Portela, Zé Keti, and Clementina de Jesus recorded their first albums during this time. In the 1970s, samba returned strongly to the air waves with composers and singers like Paulinho da Viola, Martinho da Vila, Clara Nunes, and Beth Carvalho dominating the hit parade.
At the 52nd Grammy Awards in February 2010, Celine joined Carrie Underwood, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson to perform the song "Earth song" during the 3-D Michael Jackson tribute. In January 2010, Los Angeles Times presented its annual list of the top ten largest earners of the year, revealing that Celine took the top spot for the ...