This is the first book to provide a complete listeners' guide to the piano works of Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre. The text focuses on the piano works of a living Brazillian composer Marlos Nobre. Through the book the reader will become familiar with not only all of Nobre's piano pieces, but with interesting aspects of his life, musical influences, and the circumstances that contributed to each of his compositions. Several dissertations have been written about the works of Nobre. Until now have readers and music lovers have not had access to a complete listeners' guide to Nobre's piano works. This reference book describes the complete catalogue of his musical productions for the piano. It contains a list of works, a description of each piece, factual information (date of premiere, who played, etc.), performance suggestions, and analysis. Such a catalogue will be a valuable reference not only for musicologists, performers, and music teachers, but also, due to Nobre's incorporation of Brazilian folk music. It serves the important function of disseminating the music of one of the most important contemporary composers of Latin America.
Close contact with Marlos Nobre was essential to complete this book. Through his invaluable help, and specifically through the foreword, written by Nobre, the reader will be able to understand his personal relationship with the piano.