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Tom Jobim: A Felicidade/Happiness

“A Felicidade/Happiness” is an eternal bossa hit of all the times & nations. Composed by our geniuses Vinicius de Moraes & Tom Jobim for the movie “Orfeu Negro/The Black Orpheus” (1958) it reflects all the shades of this emotion, its … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar

‘Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar/Io Sono Che ti Amerò/I’m the One Who Will Love You’ is a masterpiece by Antonio Carlos Jobim & his eternal friend-minstrel Vinicius de Moraes. The single was recorded in 1959 by Maysa, much later in … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Insensatez

‘Insensatez’/’How Insensitive’ is another masterpiece created by Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes. They say that the music resembles Prelude Op. 28 in E Minor by Frédéric Chopin. The composition is very melancholic & seems to be very close the … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Anima Christi

Esteemed Readers, here is another wonderful composition from “Les Petits Motets” by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is based on a very popular Medieval prayer ‘Anima Christi’. The curious fact is that this prayer might have been made by the Pope John … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Sabià, a Song of Exile

‘Sabià’is one of the most famous compositions by Tom Jobim, however its lyrics belong to another great Brazilian composer Chico Buarque. Made in a tradition of minstrels it tells a sad story of recollections, exile & hope to return back … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love

Another successful work by Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes is called “Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love”. This is a very romantic bossa nova melody, filled with an exceptional tenderness. Two genius managed to create a rare love song which … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Chega de Saudade/Farewell Sadness!

Another famous fruit of the creative duet Tom Jobim-Vinicius de Moraes is, undoubtedly, a melodic praise of joy & longing named “Chega de Saudade”. This masterpiece has taken time to be born, though: Tom Jobim was staying at his parents’ … Continue reading

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