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Plinio Fernandes


Decca GOLD
Release Date: July 8, 2022

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Interview w/ Neon Jazz
1 Assanhado — Jacob do Bandolim  
2 The Girl From Ipanema — Antônio Carlos Jobim  
3 Beatriz — Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque  
4 Aquarelle: II. Valseana — Sérgio Assad  
5 Aquarela do Brasil — Ary Barroso  
6 Bachianas brasileiras No. 5: I. Aria (Cantilena): Adagio — Heitor Villa-Lobos  
7 Ponta de Areia — Milton Nascimento, Fernando Brant  
8 5 Preludes, W419: No.1 in E Minor — Heitor Villa-Lobos  
9 5 Preludes, W419: No. 2 in D Major — Heitor Villa-Lobos  
10 5 Preludes, W419: No.3 in A Minor — Heitor Villa-Lobos  
11 5 Preludes, W419: No.4 in E Minor — Heitor Villa-Lobos  
12 5 Preludes, W419: No.5 in D Major — Heitor Villa-Lobos  
13 O Mundo É Um Moinho (feat. Maria Rita) — Angenor de Oliveira  
14 Recuerdos de Ypacarai — Zulema de Mirkin, Demetrio Ortíz  
15 Samba do Avião — Antônio Carlos Jobim  
16 Gracias A La Vida — Violeta Parra  
17 Se todos fossem iguais a você / Águas de Março Medley — Jobim  
18 Menino (feat. Braimah Kanneh-Mason) — Sérgio Assad  
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Decca Gold is thrilled to announce the signing of 27-year-old Brazilian classical guitarist Plínio Fernandes. Plínio will release his major label debut solo album “Saudade” on July 8th. The first track, “Assanhado,” is available to stream here, along with an accompanying music video, which you can watch here.
On signing with Decca Gold, Plínio says,
“It’s really a dream come true: the opportunity to be signed by Decca Gold. All my heroes recorded for the label, especially Andrés Segovia. Being the one chosen to carry through that legacy is amazing, but such a responsibility.”
Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Plínio Fernandes’s musical talent has brought him all over the world, including to the Royal Academy of Music in London where he received his master’s degree and has lived for the last seven years. With “Saudade,” an entrancing collection of works for solo guitar, Fernandes makes his auspicious recording debut for Decca Gold, weaving together all his musical loves and telling his complex and captivating international story in sound. “I chose songs that I grew up listening to,” Fernandes explains, “and in many cases I fell in love with the guitar through them.” We hear that boundless love, that charge of artistic talent in early bloom, throughout “Saudade.”
The album also features special guests Sheku Kanneh-Mason on cello in Villa-Lobos’ flowing and lyrical “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: I. Aria (Cantilena),” Braimah Kanneh-Mason on violin in “Menino,” and renowned vocalist Maria Rita in a rendition of “O Mundo É Um Moinho.” 

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