Format: Book4CD Hard-cover w/144 colour pages.
Languages: Portuguese / English
File under: World Music / Fado / Portugal
Cat. #: SM020-BOOK4CD
ISBN / EAN: 9789899712768
Release date: December 1st 2014
- Supported by Museu do Fado
- Supported by radio Antena 1 e Antena 1 Fado.
- The grestest fado anthology of all time with in a book with 100 fados in 4CD.
- Hardbound cover gold printed with 144 full colour pages.
- First book that portrays fado from the inside out gathering statements from fado singers, musicians, poets, composers and luthiers.
- Special of the 100th anniversary of the fado guitar legend Martinho d’Assunção with one unreleased song.
- Features texts that help to understand better this Portuguese musical expression.
- Illustrated book with pictures of the artists e historical footage by Museu do Fado.
- Bilingual edition Portuguese - English.
- Debut of 6 unreleased songs and recovering of some old classics now for the first time on CD.
- Restoring and mastering in full HD audio.
- 3rd Anniversary of Fado - UNESCO’s World Heritage.
FADO is a book with 4 CD that brings together for the first time 100 fados in a single volume along with first-person testimonies of various fado personalities. This special edition is the largest anthology produced to date, aiming to be the most representative as well.
There is a special reason for this title to have the same name as this fascinating Portuguese musical genre – it is fado what this piece actually portrays, in the words of its own players who have made and continue to make the history of this Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
To illustrate the cover we couldn’t have found a better motif than a Portuguese filigree heart wrapping the instruments that provide the sound to this great anthology.
The 4 albums presented in this work significantly follow a chronological order from the past to the present, never forgetting the great fado singers of all time like Amália Rodrigues, Alfredo Marceneiro, Hermínia Silva, Fernando Maurício or Maria Teresa de Noronha on the first CD, nor the oldest still in full artistic activity such as João Braga, Carlos do Carmo, Rodrigo or Fernanda Maria on the second CD. In the third and fourth CDS there are the newer generations such as the one which emerged at the end of the 20th century with Camané, Ana Moura, Mísia or Dulce Pontes up to the new voices that surfaced already in the new millennium like Carminho, Ricardo Ribeiro, Ana Laíns or Gisela João and other new voices like Débora Rodrigues, Miguel Ramos, Tânia Oleiro or Maria Emília Reis, which portend a promising future for the most popular Portuguese song.
Fadista is not only the one who sings, throughout the recordings we can also listen to the strings of fado by the hands of its great masters such as Armandinho, Raúl Nery, José Fontes Rocha, Francisco Carvalhinho, José Nunes, Jaime Santos or the incomparable Carlos Paredes on Portuguese guitar and other younger generations of guitarists like Custódio Castelo, Ricardo Rocha or Ricardo Parreira. The Portuguese guitar it is a key instrument of fado, its sonority and potential transcends the boundaries of the genre and became one of the greatest Portuguese icons. In fado the accompaniment of the voice or the Portuguese guitar by the fado guitar is essential. Here we can listen to the mastery of Martinho d’Assunção in solo (and also accompanying several artists), of Fernando Alvim or José Maria Nóbrega and of the younger Jaime Santos (Jr.) among others, and in the bass the instrument pioneer – The Professor Joel Pina.
Musically, there are still a few surprises set aside as the debut of the unreleased song Variações sobre o Fado Sabrosa by the Opus Fado - one of Martinho d'Assunção’s last recordings accompanied by his grandson Vital d'Assunção on guitar and Arménio de Melo on Portuguese guitar. The master António Parreira along with Francisco Gonçalves (his long-time companion) recovered Armandinho’s Fado Fontalvo especially for this project. From the younger we can further listen to unreleased recordings by Débora Rodrigues, Miguel Ramos, Joana Veiga and the Portuguese-American fado singer Nathalie Pires. In addition to the recovery of a number of old fados that appear here for the first time on CD.
FADO is the first book that gathers exclusive first-person testimonials of some of Fado’s key players: fado singers, musicians, composers and poets who here share their story, their experiences and some amusing episodes that are an essential part of the history of fado and which help us to have a better understanding of this song that Amália said to be a mystery that cannot be explained. These are testimonials from separate generations, to highlight a few; João Braga, Argentina Santos, Camané, Rodrigo, Vicente da Câmara, António Rocha, Carlos Gonçalves, António Parreira, Joel Pina, José Manuel Neto, Ricardo Rocha, Tiago Torres da Silva, José Luís Gordo, among many others.
This book includes a few more texts that help us learn a little more about this Portuguese musical expression.
This work celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Martinho d’Assunção with the collaboration of his grandson Vital d'Assunção with unpublished photos and some information unknown to the general public.
As the art of making instruments by hand is facing extinction, it is important to register here the statements from major guitar makers for posterity, we visited the workshops of Gilberto Grácio and Óscar Cardoso whose instruments (theirs or their ascendants) can be heard here on most of the recordings.
The book is illustrated with a few exclusive photos, others provided by record companies and artists, which illustrate the customary credits chapter and, additionally, historic images kindly provided by the Museu do Fado (Fado Museum).
In the same creative, critical and innovative spirit in which we created previous works of reference that became best sellers such as Fado Always! Yesterday Today and Tomorrow or Fado Portugal - 200 years of fado, and always aiming to bring new materials of utmost interest, we bring you FADO, the largest anthology of all time with a vision starting on the core of the people who make the history of this typical Portuguese song to the world – listening to this work promises to be breathtaking from the first to the hundredth fado.
- Armandinho Fado Peniche
- Alfredo Marceneiro O leilão
- Amália Rodrigues Primavera
- Max A Rosinha dos Limões
- Maria Teresa de Noronha Pintadinho
- Domingos Camarinha e Santos Moreira Guitarra triste
- Manuel de Almeida Por te querer tanto
- Hermínia Silva A Tendinha
- Carlos Ramos Canto o fado
- Jaime Santos Tempos antigos
- Lucília do Carmo Olhos garotos
- Tony de Matos Procuro e não te encontro
- Fontes Rocha Variações em Mi menor
- Tristão da Silva Calçada da Glória
- Manuel Fernandes Não passes à Madragoa
- Berta Cardoso Perna de pau
- Conjunto de Guitarras de Raúl Nery Rapsódia de fados
- Fernando Maurício Saudades de mim
- Maria José da Guia Fui ao baile
- Francisco Carvalhinho e Martinho d’Assunção Fado canção
- Natércia da Conceição Oh minha rua
- Fernando Farinha Aguarela fadista
- Flora Pereira Janelas enfeitadas
- José Nunes Variações em Lá menor Nº2
- Maria Clara Fado de Lisboa
- Ercília Costa Fado Lisboa (Princesa Casta)
- Carlos Paredes Variações em Si menor
- Camané Sei de um rio
- Carminho Escrevi teu nome no vento
- Ricardo Ribeiro A porta do coração
- Ana Laíns Não sou nascida do fado
- Pedro Moutinho Rua da Esperança
- Ana Moura Leva-me aos fados
- Fernando Alvim e Gisela João Os versos de um fado
- Custódio Castelo Ventus
- Joana Amendoeira Fim da saudade
- Helder Moutinho Que fado é este que trago?
- José Manuel de Castro Poentes outonais
- Cristina Branco Fado Perdição
- Ricardo Rocha e Jaime Santos Variações em Lá
- Cuca Roseta Fado dos Sentidos
- Rodrigo Costa Félix Balada ao Meu Amor
- Mísia Fado das violetas
- Marco Rodrigues Coração, olha o que queres
- Ana Sofia Varela Alfama
- António Zambujo O mesmo fado
- Katia Guerreiro Asas
- Dulce Pontes Lágrima
- Mafalda Arnauth O mar fala de ti
- Maria Ana Bobone Que Deus me perdoe
- Opus Fado Variações sobre o Fado Sabrosa
- Fernando Alvim e Rodrigo Há dias em que eu fico assim
- João Braga O Mar
- Fernanda Maria Podes voltar
- José Manuel Barreto Cravo de São João
- Carlos Gonçalves Caixinha de música
- Carlos do Carmo Lisboa menina e moça
- Carlos Zel Rapsódia
- Nuno de Aguiar Lembras-te, Mãe?
- Anita Guerreiro Vieste
- Jorge Fontes Corridinho dos Carvalhos
- António Rocha Meia noite
- Ada de Castro Rosa caída
- Teresa Tarouca Fado Pinóia
- Argentina Santos Passeio fadista
- Vicente da Câmara Fado da Rua Tranquila
- António Bessa e António Pessoa Variações em Ré
- Mariana Silva Cabelo branco
- D. Hermano da Câmara Minha mãe nasci fadista
- Maria do Rosário Bettencourt Sonhos meus
- Álvaro Martins Noite
- Maria da Fé A minha rua
- Celeste Rodrigues Olha a mala
- Luís Ribeiro Fadinho picado
- Linda Leonardo Escrevo o teu nome
- Carlos Macedo Dei-te tudo quanto tinha
- António Parreira e Francisco Gonçalves Fado Fontalvo
- Débora Rodrigues Cuidei que tinha morrido
- Miguel Ramos Põe o teu cravo encarnado
- Sara Correia Se o mundo dá tantas voltas
- Filipa Cardoso Meu amor
- Maria Emília Reis Teus olhos são dois garotos
- Tânia Oleiro Amor sou tua
- Cristiana Águas À porta da Brasileira
- Mara Pedro Fado Sorriso
- Nathalie Pires Noite cerrada
- Cristiano de Sousa Fui de viela em viela
- Rute Soares Meu Portugal meu amor
- Ricardo Parreira Meditando
- Joana Costa Meu corpo
- Joana Veiga Pranto de amor ausente
- Luís Matos Os meus cinco sentidos
- Teresa Tapadas Cavalo Alazão
- Diamantina Alma em tom maior
- Lina Rodrigues Segredos do mar
- Cláudia Leal Sou tua
- Cláudia Madur Fado sem tempo
- Alexandra Guimarães Apelo
- Filipa Tavares Um dia tão vulgar
- Natalia Juskiewicz Fado Português