Menino dos Cataventos [the boy and the windmills]


Menino dos Cataventos is a song cycle composed by Felipe Hickmann over poems of Brazilian writer Mario Quintana. It features 12 songs for chamber ensemble and female singer, and was widely performed between 2007 and 2009 by Pianoforte Quintet, an ensemble situated in Curitiba, Brazil.

The cycle makes extensive use of Brazilian rhythms and musical styles, while resorting to the European tradition of Lied - as well 20th-Century techniques - to produce intricate instrumental arrangements and provide formal consistency.

Release [in Portuguese]
Technical Rider [in Portuguese]

A studio recording of the work is currently in post-production and awaiting release. The tracks below were recorded live, during rehearsals.

Menino dos Cataventos by Felipe Hickmann