Callado Jr Lundu Caracteristico for Piccolo and Piano


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Callado Jr Lundu Caracteristico for Piccolo and Piano

Callado Jr Lundu Caracteristico for Piccolo and Piano

Piccolo and Piano (Originally for Flute and Piano)
Composer-Joaquim Antonio da Silva Callado Jr
Edited by Jean-Louis Beaumadier

Joaquim Antonio da Silva Callado Jr

Joaquim Antônio da Silva Calado, Jr. (1848-1880), a Brazilian flautist and composer, was instrumental in developing the choro genre. Leading O Choro do Callado, his band showcased his exceptional skills on the ebony flute alongside two guitars and a cavaquinho. Known for their remarkable improvisation, they introduced a fresh approach to interpreting various music styles. Da Silva’s musical contributions inspired his friend and student, Viriato Figueira, and his bandmate, esteemed composer Chiquinha Gonzaga.

Jean-Louis Beaumadier

Beaumadier, an acclaimed flautist and piccolo player, began his musical journey under the guidance of Joseph Rampal at the Marseille Conservatoire. He further honed his skills at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique De Paris with Jean-Pierre Rampal. Recognised for his talent, he achieved international acclaim by winning prizes in competitions in Geneva and Paris, solidifying his reputation as one of the world’s leading piccolo players. Notable accomplishments include a twelve-year tenure as a piccolo soloist with the Orchestre National de France, a distinguished discography honoured with the Grand Prix of the Académie Charles Cros, and the publication of his renowned piccolo scores by Billaudot editions.

Beaumadier’s deep passion for the piccolo and wooden instruments originated from his youth when his family presented him with a splendid French ebony “Bonneville” piccolo. He devoted himself to promoting and sharing his love for the instrument, investing years in studying the art of the piccolo. Throughout his career, he performed as a piccolo soloist under esteemed conductors such as Sergiù Celibidache, Leonard Bernstein, and Claudio Abbado, collaborating with orchestras worldwide, including the Saïto Kinen Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa. With an extensive discography encompassing labels like Skarbo, Calliope-Harmonia-Mundi, and Naïve, Beaumadier’s thirty critically acclaimed CDs include his notable work, “The Golden Age of Piccolo,” which earned him the International Grand Prize from the Charles Cros Academy.

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