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About Daniel

Curriculum | Reviews | Prizes and Awards | Works

First Brazilian to receive a doctorate in guitar performance, Daniel Wolff is one of Brazil’s most acclaimed musicians. In addition to a successful career as a performer, he is also and accomplished composer, arranger and teacher.

A Bachelor of Music from the Uruguayan University Music School in Montevidéo, at the class of virtuoso guitarist Eduardo Fernández, Wolff was also a student of the renowned guitarist Abel Carlevaro and composer Guido Santórsola.

With grants awarded by the Brazilian government, Wolff transferred to New York, where he obtained the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, at the class of Manuel Barrueco. His performance and academic accomplishments led to him being given the Helen Cohn Award for outstanding performance. During his stay in the United States, Wolff played in masterclasses for some of the world’s leading guitarists, including Julian Bream, David Russel, Roberto Aussel and the Assad Brothers.

Mr. Wolff was the first prize winner of both the Mozarteum Guitar Contest and the Villa-Lobos Guitar Competition. He was also the first guitarist to ever win the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists Competition. In 1997 he won the 25th Artists International Competition (New York), resulting in his debut recital at New York's Carnegie Recital Hall.

Such awards led to a successful career, with performances in Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Greece, Croatia, Austria, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Canada and the United States. He has appeared as a soloist with the SODRE Orchestra (Uruguay), MSM Contemporary Music Ensemble (New York), Sinfonia Cultura and USP Symphony Orchestra (São Paulo), Theatro São Pedro and ULBRA Chamber Orchestras, the Symphony Orchestras of Bahia, Porto Alegre and Mogi das Cruzes, Unisinos Orchestra, UCS Symphony and Pró-Música Orchestra, among others. He has also performed with eminent guitarists Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Jorge Morel.

As an arranger and composer, he had his works performed by the WREN Orchestra of London, New York Chamber Soloists, Georgia Symphony and Quintet of the Americas (USA), Landeszupforchesters Berlin and Saar (Germany), Buenos Aires International Music Festival and Salta State orchestras (Argentina), Sinfonia Cultura (São Paulo), Porto Alegre Symphony, Unisinos Orchestra, UCS Symphony, the Theatro São Pedro and ULBRA chamber orchestras. He wrote a number of works for the Camerata Consort, of which he was Conductor and Artistic Director.

His arrangements have been recorded in the United States by such musicians as Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Berta Rojas, Paul Winter, Thiago de Mello and Sharon Isbin, resulting in a Grammy Award in 2000 and twice the Açorianos Prize for best arranger. He has been widely acknowledged for his orchestral arrangements of popular music, having contributed to a number of recordings.

His compositions, published in Germany by Trekel and Verlag Neue Musik, were recorded in Brazil, Germany and the United States. He also wrote music for ballet and full-feature film soundtracks, which were awarded prizes in Brazil’s two largest film festivals. He has also published articles in specialized periodicals in England, Brazil, Germany and the United States.

Since 1991, he has been at the faculty of the Brazilian Federal University (UFRGS), where he directs an international guitar festival. In 2007-08, Daniel was a Guest Professor at Berlin's Universität der Künste. His presence is frequently required for courses and masterclasses, having taught at leading universities and music festivals in Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay and the United States.

He has released several CDs in Brazil, Germany and Uruguay, featuring solo and chamber music, as well as concerti with orchestra. These have received warm reviews worldwide, plus three entries for the Grammy Awards and a number of prizes in Brazil. 

To read about Daniel´s collaborations with THIAGO DE MELLO and DANIEL GÖRITZ, click here.



Curriculum | Reviews | Prizes and Awards | Works

“A first rate guitarist. He commands the instrument in all its subtleties and technical complexities. His Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra [is] a wonderful work, developed with the competence of a master. His work is already a part of our history.”
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

"Daniel Wolff's talents are very impressive. A CD in the top range of disks you are likely to hear in a long time."
CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE, England

"With wonderfully diverse moods and variations, Wolff has given listeners a work of both drama and whimsy. A gorgeously expressionistic recording that offers listeners the rainbow of Brazilian classical achievements in the 20th century."
ALL MUSIC GUIDE, USA

"Brilliant technique. Intense musicality. Daniel Wolff aims with his music at the heart of the listener. Vehement applause.
DOLOMITEN, Italy


"Excellent. A beautiful and well-succeeded album.”
AKUSTIK GITARRE, Germany

“Gorgeous. Incredible sound and virtuosity. Highly recommended!”
VIOLÃO PRO, Brazil

“A concerto of much charm.”
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, USA

“Highly sophisticated and emotional.”
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS, Uruguay

“A great musician. A highly recommended CD.”
GUITARRISTAS.COM, Argentina

"Compelling and convincing. A beautiful album.”
GITARRE AKTUELL, Germany

"A refined technique and an excellent sonority.

EL PAÍS, Uruguay

"A true experience of Latinamerican music. The virtuosity of a romantic instrument.

ZADARSKI LIST, Croatia


“Excellent musicianship and skills as a performer. Brilliant and sensitive. Delightful tone.”
ANGELO GILARDINO, guitarist/composer, Italy

“A musician of exceptional talent and dedication, who has developed a secure and refined technique with an exquisite tone. His knowledge of performance practices is quite exceptional.”
NICHOLAS GOLUSES, Guitarist, Professor - Eastman School of Music, USA

“Daniel Wolff's arrangement of Bach's French Suite no 5 was extremely well done, an exceptional arrangement. The performance was flawless.”
THE NEW MUSIC CONNAISSEUR, New York

“A complete musician: inspired composer, competent arranger, first rate guitarist.”
RICARDO TACUCHIAN, Composer, President of the Brazilian Music Academy

“His playing and compositions are magnificent. Marvelous music and terrific sonority.”
GRAHAM WADE, Guitarist & writer, professor - universities of Leeds and York, England

“Excellent technical command and refined interpretative taste. Deeply talented on the art of arrangements and transcriptions.”
CARLOS BARBOSA-LIMA, Guitarist, Brazil

“A musician of great worth. A virtuoso soloist, his playing displays grace and elegance.”
ELDORADO MAGAZINE, Argentina

“Exceptional conditions for the guitar. Privileged aptitude to succeed in the most difficult tasks.”
ABEL CARLEVARO, Guitarist, Uruguay

“A highly qualified artist. Ample talent. A fluid and precise technique, simply impeccable.”
TRIBUNA DA IMPRENSA, Rio de Janeiro

“A wonderful recording. The playing is great. The music is great. The entire CD is a real tour-de force.”
JORGE MOREL, Guitarist, Argentina/USA

“A performer endowed with great sensibility and refined technique.”
FLÁVIO CHAMIS, Conductor, Brazil/USA


 

Curriculum | Reviews | Prizes and Awards | Works

 

Guitar Perfomance
Açorianos Prize for best Instrumental Performance, CD Porto Allegro, Brazil, 2013
Ibermúsicas Prize for Iberoamerican soloists tours, 2013
Classical Music Circuit Prize, National Arts Foundation (Funarte), Brazil, 2010

25th Artists International Competition, New York, Winner, 1997
Heitor Villa-Lobos Guitar Competition, Brazil, First Prize, 1987
Mozarteum Guitar Contest, Brazil, First Prize, 1986
Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists Competition, Brazil, First Prize, 1988
Best Guitarist of the Year, Zero Hora newspaper, Brazil, 1990

Composition and Arranging
Best Arrangement, Moenda da Canção Festival, Brazil, 2011
Açorianos Prize for Best Arranger, Brazil, 2008
Best Film Score, Gramado Film Festival, Brazil, 2003
Açorianos Prize Nomination, Best Composer, Brazil, 2003
Best Film Score, Cine Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2002
Açorianos Prize for Best Arranger, Brazil, 2001

Recordings
Grammy Award 2001, Classical Soloist without Orchestra category. Arranger for Sharon Isbin’s CD Dreams of a World (USA, Teldec, 2000)
Açorianos Prize for Best Classical CD and Best Interpreter, Porto Allegro (Brazil, 2013)
Grammy Award Entry List 2001. Categories: Classical Soloist with Orchestra, Best Instrumental Composition, Best Arrangement. Daniel Wolff’s CD Concerto à Brasileira (Brazil, 2000)
Açorianos Prize Nomination 2000, Best Classical CD, Concerto à Brasileira (Brazil, 2000)
Grammy Award Nominee 1999, Classical Crossover category. Arranger for Sharon Isbin’s CD Journey to the Amazon (USA, Teldec, 1998)

Scholarships and Academic Awards
CAPES, Brazilian Government, Scholarship Recipient for Post-doctoral fellowship, 2007
Helen Cohn Award for Most Outsdtanding Achievement by a Doctoral Student. Manhattan School of Music, New York, 1998
CNPq, Brazilian Government, Scholarship Recipient for Doctoral degree, 1994
CAPES, Brazilian Government, Scholarship Recipient for Masters degree, 1990

Other Awards
Ibermúsicas Grant for Music Festivals, 2013
Açorianos Prize for the project Sarau no Hospital, Brazil, 2009
Troféu Hebraica for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts.Brazil, 2000.
Finalist, Rumos Musicais – Tendências e Vertentes da Produção Brasileira Atual. Itaú Cultural, Brazil, 2000.


Curriculum | Reviews | Prizes and Awards | Works

ORIGINAL WORKS

ORCHESTRAL WORKS
• QUADRESSENCIAS (symphony orchestra) – 45 min.
Ballet commissioned by the UCS Symphony Orchestra (cond. M. Schmiedt) and the Caxias do Sul Dance Company, who premiered it at the UCS Theatre, Brazil, June 5-8, 2014.


• CONCERTO FOR DOUBLE BASS AND ORCHESTRA – 21 min.
Commissioned by and dedicated to Milton Masciadri, professor of double bass at the University of Georgia (USA). Performed by Milton Masciadri in Brazil, Argentina and the United States.

• CONCERTO FOR CLARINET AND STRING ORCHESTRA – 26 min.
Commissioned by and dedicated to Gary Dranch. Performed by Gary Dranch in Brazil and Argentina. Recorded by G. Dranch and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra (Tiago Flores, cond.) in Concerto à Brasileira. Also released in Gary Dranch's CD The 20th Century Clarinet Concerto (USA, MSR Classics).

• SOPHER OVERTURE (string orchestra) – 5 min.
Commissioned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra. Performed by the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra (Fredi Gerling, cond.) and the Unisinos Orchestra (J. P. Boéssio, cond.). Published by Verlag Neue Musik.

• AS TRÊS FACES DE ERNESTO (piano and string orchestra) – 26 min.
A three-movement work based on Ernesto Nazareth’s solo piano pieces. Premiered by Cristina Capparelli and the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra (Fredi Gerling, cond.).

• A TERCEIRA FACE DE ERNESTO (two guitars and string orchestra) – 12 min.
A version for two guitars and string orchestra of the third movement of As Três Faces de Ernesto, with a new cadence specially written for guitar duo. Performed by Daniel Wolff and Eduardo Castañera with the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra (Tiago Flores, cond.). Recorded by the same performers in Concerto à Brasileira.

• SOFERN OVERTURE (plucked orchestra) – 5 min.
Commissioned and premiered by Joel Betton and the Landeszupforchester Berlin. Based on Sopher Overture, originally for string orchestra. Performed also by the Instrumentalgruppe Pandurina.
Published by Verlag Neue Musik.

• CIRANDINHA DOS WOLFF (chamber orchestra) – 3 min.
Variations on the children's round dance Ciranda, cirandinha,
in the style of Mozart.

• SAAR BANDE (plucked orchestra) – 7 min.
Commissioned by the Saarländisches Zupforchester (cond. R. Stutz). Premiered May 29, 2014, at the Eurofestival Zupfmusik 2014 (Bruchsal, Germany). Published by Trekel Verlag.

CHAMBER WORKS
• TRIO FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO – 17 min.
A four-movement work commissioned by Rodrigo Bustamante and dedicated to the Musitrio (R. Bustamante, Rodrigo Alquati, Catarina Domenici). Performed by the Musitrio in Brazil and recorded in Musitrio Kinematic. Published by Verlag Neue Musik.

• CONSORT OVERTURE (four guitars) – 5 min.
Written for the Camerata Consort ensemble. Performed by various ensembles in Europe, South America and the United States. Recorded by the Quarteto ComTrastos in Momento Característico and by Daniel in Cameratas & Consorts.

• CONCERTO FOR CLARINET (version for clarinet and piano) – 26 min.
A version (not a reduction) of the Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra for clarinet and piano. Performed by various artists in Europe, Australia and the United States.

• TRIS (three guitars) – 4 min.
A toccata in which all guitars are tuned like a Brazillian viola caipira. Written as a follow-up piece for the premiere of Fernando Mattos' triple concerto. Performed by Daniel Wolff, Paulo Inda and Thiago Colombo in Brazil.

• VENHA ME LEVAR ( guitar and string quartet) – 6 min.
A version for guitar and string quartet of the third movemnt from the Concerto for Clarinet. Performed by Daniel Wolff at the Brasil em Corda tour (with R. Bustamante, O. Aguirre, H. Frank and R. Alquati).


• BAIÃO DE CHORO and AÇUCARADO (two guitars) – 5 min.
Recorded by Daniel in Cameratas & Consorts.


• ROMANCETO (violin & piano) – 3 min.
Recorded by Marcello Guerchfeld and Ney Fialkow in Cameratas & Consorts.


• TREMATA & CHORO (mandolin & guitar) – 8 min.
A two-movement piece recorded by Daniel and Rafael Ferrari in Cameratas & Consorts.
Also recorded by the Trekel-Tröster Duo on the CD Dedications. Published by Trekel Verlag.


• FLAUTATA DOCE (recorder quartet) – 6 min.
Premiered by the the Flautarium ensemble on August 9, 2013 (Babel Festival, Porto Alegre, Brazil). Also performed by the Quinta Essentia quartet.
Flute version performed in Brazil, USA and Canada, recorded by L. Winter on the CD Music for Flute from Brazilian Composers. Published by Tre Fontane.

• SOPRANDO NAS NUVENS (recorders)
Series of didatic pieces for recorder (solos, duets, quartets) commissioned by Cláudia Schreiner for the Projeto Prelúdio students. To be published in 2017.

• QUARTETO DO ADEUS ( string quartet) – 18 min.
A four-movement work commissioned by Rodrigo Bustamante and dedicated to the Libertas Quartet. Premiered on October 13, 2016.


SOLO WORKS
• SCORDATURA – Palindrome Suite for Guitar – 15 min.
A four-movement work dedicated to Eduardo Castañera. Each movement uses a different guitar tuning (scordatura). Performed by various artists in Europe, South America and the United States. Recorded by Eduardo Castañera in P’al Sur.

• TOCATCHITA (piano) – 6 min.
Commissioned by and dedicated to Catarina Domenici. Performed by Catarina Domenici in Brazil and recorded by her in Porto 60.

• OFFERENDA NUPTIALIS (guitar) – 7 min.
A two-movement work commissioned by Steven Dimmick for his tenth wedding anniversary. Performed by various artists in North and South America. Recorded by Daniel Wolff on the CD Coisas da Vida (Brazil, Karmim, 2006).

• STUDY ON BEETHOVEN'S ALLEGRETTO Op. 92 (guitar) – 7 min.
A tremolo etude for guitar, based on the second movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

• THREE SMALL ETUDES FOR CLARINET – 3 min.
Written for Prof. José Botelho, former principal clarinetist of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. Recorded by Wilfried Berk on the CD Coisas da Vida (Brazil, Karmim, 2006).

• CRISTALINA (piano) – 3 min.
A short waltz, reminiscent of the style of Ernesto Nazareth.
Recorded by Catarina Domenici in Cameratas & Consorts.

• PIANIMBAU (piano and berimbau) – 6 min.
A piece for piano and berimbau, in which the same performer plays both instruments.
Première (november 2011) at the Latin Piano Festival, London, by Carla Ruaro, for whom the work was composed. Recorded by her in Cameratas & Consorts.

• PORTO ALLEGRO (guitar) – 6 min.
The title piece of Daniel's CD Porto Allegro (Brazil, 2013).

VOCAL WORKS
• SONNETS OF THE IMMORAL BELOVED (voice and guitar) – 9 min.
A three-movement song cycle with verses by the Portuguese poet Manuel du Bocage. Recorded by Daniel and Fernanda Krüger in Cameratas & Consorts.


• SONGS: various songs with lyrics by Daniel (Canção do Porto, Carinho, Pinheira, Samba do Cabulador), by R. Ellwanger (Seiva do Peito), by O. Dornelles (Venha me Levar), by S. Napp (Papo de Almoço, Basta que me Cantes), by F. Krüger (Trem da Manhã) and by F. Azevedo (Rendeiro Baião de Mim, Canção Desencontrada). Recorded in Canção do Porto.

JAZZ WORKS

• NIGHT WIND (big band) - 5 min.
Scored for the classic big band formation (4 tpts, 5 sax, 4 tbns, piano, bass, drums). Performed by various big bands in Brazil and the United States. Recorded in Canção do Porto.

• LUNCH TALK
A baião for jazz ensemble. Written originally as a lead sheet. A midi version is available here.

• SAMBA DO CABULADOR
A samba for jazz ensemble. Written originally as a lead sheet. A midi version is available here.

SOUNDTRACKS
• DIQUE DE MEMÓRIAS (Brazil, 2014)
Original soundtrack for the movie Dique de Memórias, directed by Jaime Lerner.


EM MEIO A ESTE LUTO EU LUTO (Brazil, 2012)
Original soundtrack for
Silvia Wolff's ballet. Exerpts recorded in Cameratas & Consorts.

o o o (Brazil, 2007)
Original soundtrack for the movie o o o, by Maria Lucia Cattani.

• PASSAGEM (Brazil, 2005)
Original soundtrack for the movie Passagem, directed by Jaime Lerner.

• NOITE DE SÃO JOÃO (Brazil, 2003)
Original soundtrack for the movie Noite de São João, directed by Sérgio Silvia.

• A FESTA DE MARGARETH (Brazil/USA, 2001)
Original soundtrack and arrangements of works by composer Hique Gomez for the movie A Festa de Margareth, directed by Renato Falcão.



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ARRANGEMENTS & TRANSCRIPTIONS

SOLO GUITAR
ALBÉNIZ, Isaac - Torre Bermeja, Tango, Asturias, Córdoba, Mallorca (original for piano).

BACH, Johann Sebastian – Chaconne BWV 1004 (original for violin).

BACH, Johann Sebastian – French Suite 2 BWV 813 (original for harpshichord).

BACH, Johann Sebastian – Violin sonatas 1 & 3 BWV 1001 & 1005.

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van – Sonata Op. 49 N. 2 , Adagio Sostenuto Op. 27 N. 2, Bagatela WoO 59 "For Elise", Adagio Cantabile Op. 13 (original for piano).

CHAMIS, Flavio – Modinha Fora do Tempo, Soroco’s Song.

DOWLAND, John – Sir John Souch's Galliard, Sir John Smith, his Almain, 4 fantasias (original for Renaissance lute).

GISMONTI, Egberto – Água e Vinho, Frevo, Loro, Forrobodó.
Loro and Água e Vinho recorded by Paulo Martelli on the CD Roots (USA, Woodhouse Records, 2000). Água e Vinho recorded by Berta Rojas on the CD Concierto Latinoamericano (USA, Dorian, 1998) and by Sharon Isbin on the Grammy Award winning CD Dreams of a World (USA, Teldec, 1999).

JOBIM, Antônio Carlos – Luiza, Passarim, Chovendo na Roseira, Samba de Uma Nota Só, Canta Mais, Ela é Carioca, Chega de Saudade, Retrato em Branco e Preto, Estrada do Sol.
Luiza recorded by Berta Rojas on the CD Concierto Latinoamericano (USA, Dorian, 1998).

LENNON / McCARTNEY – Norwegian Wood.

KRIEGER, Edino – Estudo Seresteiro, Valsa Antiga (original for piano).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Chants for the Chief. A series of ten pieces arranged together with the composer and guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima. Recorded by Carlos Barbosa-Lima on the CD Chants for the Chief (USA, Concord Records, 1991). Selected chants recorded by Sharon Isbin on the Grammy Award nominated CD Journey to the Amazon (USA, Teldec, 1998) and by Daniel Wolff on the CD The Right Seasons (Brazil, Ethos, 2005).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Canto da Yara. Recorded by Daniel Wolff on the CD The Right Seasons (Brazil, Ethos, 2005).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Canto do Verde Amado (from the Chants for the Chief series). Recorded by Daniel Wolff on the CD The Right Seasons (Brazil, Ethos, 2005). Used in the soundtrack for the movie Passagem, directed by Jaime Lerner (Brazil, 2005).

MORRICONE, Enio – Paradiso Suite. A collection of themes from the Cinema Paradiso movie soundtrack. Commissioned by guitarist Song Won An.

NAZARETH, Ernesto. Odeon, Brejeiro, Nenê, Garoto, Tenebroso, Floraux (original for piano).

PACHELBEL, Johann – Three Fugues (original for keyboard).

SCARLATTI, Domenico. - Sonatas Kirkpatrick 178, 208, 213, 322, 380 (original for harpsichord).

SCHUMANN, Robert – Kindersonate Op. 118a (original for piano).

TELEMANN, Georg Philipp – Fantasia IV (original for violin).

TELEMANN, Georg Philipp – Fantasia V (original for harpsichord).

VARIOUS – Toutes les matins du monde. Suite compiled from homonymous the movie soundtrack, including works by M. Marais, Sainte-Colombe, J. Savall and anonymous.

TWO GUITARS
BACH, Johann Sebastian (completed by D. Wolff) – Fugue BWV 906 (original for harpsichord). Recorded by Daniel Wolff and Daniel Göritz for upcoming release.

BACH, Johann Sebastian – Ricercare a 3 BWV 1079 (from the Musical Offering). Recorded by Daniel Wolff and Daniel Göritz for upcoming release.

BACH, Johann Sebastian – Fugue BWV 847 (from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I).

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van – Sonata Op. 31 N. 2 “Tempest” (original for piano). Recorded by Daniel Wolff and Daniel Göritz in New Transcriptions for Two Guitars. Published by Edition Margaux (Germany).

CASPARY, Clodomiro – Séries Brasileiras N. 1-5 (original for piano).

CHOPIN, Frédéric –Waltz Op. 18, Waltz Op. 64 N. 2 (original for piano). Recorded by Daniel Wolff and Daniel Göritz in New Transcriptions for Two Guitars. Published by Edition Margaux (Germany).

CHOPIN, Frédéric – Nocturne Op. 15 N. 3 (original for piano).

FRESCOBALDI, Girolamo – Four Correntes (original for keyboard). Recorded by Daniel Wolff and Daniel Göritz for upcoming release.

HANDEL, Georg Friedrich – Air with Variations “The Harmonious Blacksmith” (from Suite No. 5 for harpsichord).

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus – Fugue KV154 (original for piano). Recorded by Daniel Wolff and Daniel Göritz for upcoming release.

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus – Sonatina K439b N. 1 (original for piano).

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus – Sonata K545 (original for piano). Recorded by Daniel Wolff and Daniel Göritz for upcoming release.

NAZARETH, Ernesto – Apanhei-te cavaquinho, Ameno Resedá, Eponina, Fon-Fon, Escorregando (original for piano). Premièred by D. Wolff and Daniel Göritz in Berlin.

SÁVIO, Isaias – Batucada (original for solo guitar). Premièred by D. Wolff and Jorge Morel in New York.

SCHUBERT, Franz – Impromptu Op. 90 N. 1, D899 (original for piano). Recorded by Daniel Wolff and Daniel Göritz for upcoming release.

SCHUMANN, Robert – Kinderszenen Op. 15 (original for piano). Recorded by Daniel Wolff and Daniel Göritz for upcoming release.

THREE OR MORE GUITARS
BACH, Johann Sebastian – Brandenburg Concerto N. 6 BWV 1051. Transcribed for four guitars (original for string orchestra). Premiered by D. Wolff and the ComTrastos Quartet in Brazil.

DORFMAN, Paulo. Põe Tinta no Carimbo. Arranged for three guitars. Recorded by members of the ComTrastos Quartet on the CD Momento Característico (Brazil, 2001).

GISMONTI, Egberto – Infância. Arranged for guitar orchestra. Premiered by the Camerata Consort, cond. D. Wolff.

HOLLANDA, Chico Buarque de – Roda Viva. Arranged for guitar orchestra. Premiered by the Camerata Consort, cond. D. Wolff.

MARIANO, César Camargo – Curumim. Arranged for three guitars. Premiered by the Camerata Consort, cond. D. Wolff.

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Ventos do Sertão. Arranged for solo guitar and guitar orchestra. Premiered by Daniel Wolff with the Amazonas Guitar Orchestra, cond. D. Nunes.

MOREIRA, Juarez – Diamantina. Arranged for three guitars. Recorded by members of the ComTrastos Quartet on the CD Momento Característico (Brazil, 2001) and by the Violão Câmara Trio on the CD Concerto a Tre (Brazil, 2003).

VILLA–LOBOS, Heitor – Fugue (from Bachianas Brasileiras N. 1). Transcribed for four guitars (original for cello ensemble). Premiered by the ComTrastos Quartet.

ORCHESTRA
• BORGES, Edson – O Natal Existe. Arranged for choro ensemble and symphony orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the Porto Alegre Syphony Orchestra, cond. Isaac Karabtchevsky.

HOLLANDA, Chico Buarque de – Mar e Lua, João e Maria, A Banda, Roda Viva. Arranged for string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, cond. Fredi Gerling.

PROKOFIEFF, Sergei – Visions Fugitives N. 1. Transcribed for string orchestra (original for piano).

SCHUMANN, Robert – Ritter Vom Steckenpferd, from Kiderszenen Op. 15. Transcribed for string orchestra (original for piano).

TULL, Jethro – Aqualung. Arranged for orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

VELOSO, Caetano – Shy Moon / London, London, Alegria Alegria, Superbacana, Qualquer Coisa. Arranged for string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, cond. Fredi Gerling.

VALLE, João Do – Na Asa do Vento. Arranged for string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, cond. Fredi Gerling.

VENTURINI, Flávio – Nascente. Arranged for chamber orchestra. Premiered by the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra.

ORCHESTRA WITH SOLOIST(S)
BACH, Johann Sebastian – Concerto for guitar and string orchestra BWV 1056 (originally Harpsichord Concerto N. 5).

BONFÁ, Luiz – Manhã de Carnaval. Arranged for guitar and orchestra, based on an orchestral arrangement by Marcelo Jardim. Premiered by D. Wolff with the Mogi das Cruzes Symphony Orchestra, cond. Marcelo Jardim.

COSTA, Yamandú – Chamamé. Arranged for guitar and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Yamandú Costa and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

GISMONTI, Egberto – Palhaço. Arranged for three guitars and string orchestra (based on a version for guitar trio by Luciana Prass). Commissioned and premiered by the Camerata Consort with the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, cond. Fredi Gerling.

GOMEZ, Hique – Lunático. Arranged for clarinet, guitar and orchestra. Performed by Daniel Wolff and the ULBRA Chamber Orhcestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

HOLLANDA, Chico Buarque de – Roda Viva. Arranged for guitar orchestra and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the Camerata Consort with the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, cond. Fredi Gerling.

MOREIRA, Juarez – Diamantina. Arranged for three guitars and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the Camerata Consort with the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, cond. Fredi Gerling.

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Amadeste and Reflections. Arranged for guitar and chamber orchestra. Recorded by Daniel Wolff with the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra on the CD Concerto à Brasileira (Brazil, 2000).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Chant of the Forgotten Ones and Reflections. Arranged for guitar and symphony orchestra. Premiered by Carlos Barbosa Lima with the WREN Orchestra of London, cond. Martin Brabbins.

NAZARETH, Ernesto – Brejeiro. Arranged for guitar and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Yamandú Costa and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

PASCOAL, Hermeto – Bebê. Arranged for four guitars and string orchestra (based on a version for guitar quartet by Rogério Budaz). Commissioned and premiered by the Camerata Consort with the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, cond. Fredi Gerling.

SÁVIO, Isaias – Batucada. Arranged for two guitars and string orchestra. Performed by D. Wolff and E. Castañera wit the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra and the Unisinos Orchestra.

TELEMANN, Georg Philipp – Concerto for guitar and string orchestra (original for oboe and strings).

TELEMANN, Georg Philipp – Concerto for guitar and string orchestra (original for violin and strings).

VIANNA, Alfredo (Pixinguinha) – Carinhoso. Arranged for clarinet and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Augusto Maurer and the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, cond. Fredi Gerling. Further performances include an Italian tour with Gary Dranch and the International Chamber Orchestra of New York, cond. Arturo Delmoni.

VIANNA, Alfredo (Pixinguinha) – Um a Zero, Segura Ele, Lamentos, Vou Vivendo. Arranged for clarinet and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Augusto Maurer and the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, cond. Fredi Gerling.

YANEL, Lucio – Por do Sol and Dois Tempos. Arranged for guitar and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Jeronimo Jardim and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

VOICE AND ORCHESTRA
ALVES, Francisco – Ave Maria Pampeana. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by João de Almeida Neto and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.


BRAUN, Jayme Caetano & Luiz MarencoEspera. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by João de Almeida Neto and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

• BRAUN, Jayme Caetano & Luiz Marenco – Meus Amores. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Luiz Marenco and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.


CARADÍPIA, Zé – Retina da Alma. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Zé Caradípia and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

CASTRO, Nelson Coelho de – No Braço com a Vida. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Nelson Coelho de Castro and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

Crocco, Tonho & Wanderson Negrão – Bico de Luz. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Ultramen and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

ELLWANGER, Raul & Peri Souza – Cigana Tirana. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Raul Ellwanger and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

• FLAVIO, Zé – Sombra fresca e rock no quintal. Arranged for voice, choir and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Tonho Crocco and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores

HOLLANDA, Chico Buarque de – A Noiva da Cidade, Curuminha, Joana Francesa, Mar e Lua, Roda Viva. Arranged for voice and symphony orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Daniela de Carli with the UCS Symphony Orchestra, cond. Manfredo Schmiedt.

JARDIM, Jeronimo – Portal and Purpurina. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Jeronimo Jardim and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

JOBIM, Antônio Carlos – Falando de Amor. Arranged for voice, flute and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by MPB4 and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

JOE, Jimi – Primeiro Instante. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Jimi Joe and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

KRIEGER, Bobby  (The Doors) – Love me Two Times. Arranged for voice and orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Vanessa Longoni and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

LENNON / McCARTNEY – All you Need is Love. Arranged for voice, choir, band and chamber orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Panta and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

LENNON / McCARTNEY – For no One. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Nei Lisboa and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

LENNON / McCARTNEY – Something. Arranged for voice and symphony orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Tedhy Correa and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

• LISBOA, Nei – Por aí. Arranged for voice and symphony orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Nei Lisboa and the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

MAIA, Sebastião Rodrigues (Tim) – Johny. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Ultramen and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

• MARQUES, Maurício & Adão Quevedo – Quando lembrares de mim. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Vitor Hugo, Maurício Marques and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

• MASTER, Charles & L. Gomes – Irmã do Dr. Robert. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Pedro Veríssimo and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores

MILANÉS, Pablo & Chico Buarque de Hollanda – Yolanda. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by MPB4 and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

• NICOLAIEWSKY, Nico – A vida é Confusão. Arranged for voice and orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Fernanda Takai, Nico Nicolaiewsky and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

RAMIL, Vitor – Estrela, Estrela. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Kleiton e Kledir, Vitor Ramil and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

• RAMIL, Vitor – Estrela, Estrela. Arranged for voice and symphony orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Kleiton e Kledir, Vitor Ramil and the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

RODRIGUES, Lupicínio – Amargo. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Ernesto Fagundes and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

RODRIGUES, Lupicínio – Amargo. Arranged for voice and symphony orchestra. Commissioned, premiered and recorded by Leonardo and the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, cond. Tulio Belardi.

ROJAS, Sergio – Canto e Reflexão para a Província. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Sergio Rojas and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

TEIXEIRA, Vitor Mateus (Teixeirinha) – Tropeiro Velho. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Ernesto Fagundes and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

TYLER, Steven, Joe Perry & Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith) – Cryin'. Arranged for voice and orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Chico Padilha and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores.

WILDNER, Wander – Eu tenho uma camiseta escrita eu te amo. Arranged for voice and string orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Wander Wildner and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores

WONDER, Stevie – Another Star. Arranged for voice, jazz ensemble and symphony orchestra. Commissioned, premiered and recorded by the Hard Working Band and the ULBRA Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tiago Flores. Recorded on the CD Trabalhando Duro (Brazil, 2002).

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
• AZEVEDO, Waldir – Brasileirinho. Arranged for choro ensemble and string quartet. Commissioned and premiered by the Pão dos Pobres choro ensemble.

• BENJOR, Jorge – Mas que nada. Arranged for choro ensemble and string quartet. Commissioned and premiered by the Pão dos Pobres choro ensemble.


BITTENCOURT, Jacob (do Bandolim) – Doce de Coco. Arranged for violin and saxofone quartet. Commissioned and premiered by Hique Gomez and the Cuatro Vientos Quartet (Argentina). Alternate version for saxophone quintet premiered by Claude Delangle (France) with the the Cuatro Vientos Quartet.

DAVIS, Miles – Tune Up. Arranged for brass sextet.

DORFMAN, Paulo – Overture. Arranged for jazz nonet. Premiered by the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Ensemble.

HOLLANDA, Chico Buarque de – Bye bye, Brasil. Arranged for jazz ensemble. Commissioned and premiered by the Luizinho Santos Octet.

LOBO, Edu – Arrastão. Arranged for jazz ensemble. Commissioned and premiered by the Luizinho Santos Octet.

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – A Hug for Pixinga, Chant N. 10, Canto da Yara, Uirapurú do Amazonas,Varre-Vento, Choro Alegre, Pra Dormir na Rede. Arranged for wind quintet. Premiered by the Quintet of the Americas (USA).

STRAVINSKY, Igor – Piano piece. Transcribed for chamber ensemble. Premiered by the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Ensemble.

CHAMBER MUSIC INCLUDING GUITAR
BACH, Johann Sebastian – French Suite N. 5 BWV 816. Transcribed for flute and guitar (original for harpsichord). Premiered by Tracey Ann Pullo and Daniel Wolff.

BACH, Johann Sebastian – Largo BWV 1056 (from Harpsichord Concerto N. 5). Transcribed for cello and guitar. Recorded by Rodrigo Alquati and Daniel Wolff on the CD Cantilena (Brazil, 2002).

BEATLES, The – Beatles in Concert. Arrangements of Beatles songs for flute, guitar and cello, premiered by Ayres Pottohff, Daniel Wolff and Rodrigo Alquati. Includes: While my Guitar Gently Weeps (G. Harrison), Dear Prudence, Mother Nature’s Son, Honey Pie, When I’m Sixty-Four, I’ve Just Seen a Face, Let it Be, Blackbird, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane and Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney).

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van – Sonata Op. 44a. Transcribed for guitar and piano (original for mandolin and piano). Premiered by D. Wolff and Max Uriarte.

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van – Trio WoO 38. Transcribed for violin, cello and guitar (original for violin, cello and piano). Premiered by R. Bustamante, R. Alquati and D. Wolff.

BERK, Wilfried – Internautas. Arranged for clarinet and guitar. Recorded by  Wilfried Berk, Daniel Wolff and Thiago de Mello on the CD Coisas da Vida (Brazil, Karmim, 2006).

CAVALCANTI, Nestor de Hollanda – Coisas da Vida. Arranged for clarinet and guitar. Recorded by  Wilfried Berk, Daniel Wolff and Thiago de Mello on the CD Coisas da Vida (Brazil, Karmim, 2006).

GISMONTI, Egberto – A Fala da Paixão, Forró. Arranged for flute and guitar. Premiered by Paulo Gouveia and Daniel Wolff in Hamburg.

GLUCK, Christopf Willibald – Melodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits , from the opera Orpheus). Transcribed for cello and guitar (based on Fritz Kreisler’s version for violin and piano). Recorded by Rodrigo Alquati and Daniel Wolff on the CD Cantilena (Brazil, 2002).

GOLTERMANN, Georg – Cantilena (from the cello concerto). Transcribed for cello and guitar. Recorded by Rodrigo Alquati and Daniel Wolff on the CD Cantilena (Brazil, 2002).

GOMEZ, Hique – Lunático. Arranged for clarinet, guitar and string quartet. Recorded by Daniel Wolff for the soundtrack of the movie A Festa de Margareth.

• HANDEL, Georg Friedrich – Air with Variations “The Harmonious Blacksmith". Arranged for guitar and string trio.

MASSENET, Jules – Meditation (from the opera Thais). Transcribed for cello and guitar. Recorded by Rodrigo Alquati and Daniel Wolff on the CD Cantilena (Brazil, 2002).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – A Primogênita. Arranged for clarinet and guitar. Recorded by Paulo Sérgio Santos and Daniel Wolff on the CD The Right Seasons (Brazil, Ethos, 2005).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Amadeste. Arranged for guitar, flute, oboe and string quartet. Premiered by Daniel Wolff at the Londrina Music Festival.

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Cavaleiro sem Armadura. Arranged for soprano saxophone and guitar. Recorded by Paul Winter, Sharon Isbin and Thiago de Mello on the CD Journey to the Amazon (USA, Teldec, 1999). Version with clarinet recorded by Wilfried Bërk, Daniel Wolff and Thiago de Mello on the CD Coisas da Vida (Brazil, Karmim, 2006).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Chant of the Forgoten Ones, Cunhá-Tan do Andirá, Lullaby for Janine, Uirapurú do Amazonas, Ventos do Sertão. Arranged for guitar and string quartet. Recorded by Daniel Wolff and members from the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra on the CD The Right Seasons (Brazil, Ethos, 2005).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – O Presidente. Arranged for soprano saxophone and guitar. Premiered by Sharon Isbin and Thiago de Mello & Amazon. Recorded by Carlos Malta, Daniel Wolff and Thiago de Mello on the CD The Right Seasons (Brazil, Ethos, 2005).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Reflections. Arranged for guitar and string quartet. Recorded by Daniel Wolff on the CD Amor sem Fim (USA, Gau Publishing, 1999).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – Samba Chorado. Arranged for clarinet and guitar. Recorded by  Wilfried Berk, Daniel Wolff and Thiago de Mello on the CD Coisas da Vida (Brazil, Karmim, 2006).

MELLO, Gaudêncio Thiago de – The Right Seasons. Arranged for guitar, flute and string quartet. Recorded by Daniel Wolff, Carlos Malta and members from the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra on the CD The Right Seasons (Brazil, Ethos, 2005).

NAZARETH, Ernesto – Turbilhão de Beijos. Arranged for clarinet and guitar. Recorded by  Wilfried Berk and Daniel Wolff on the CD Coisas da Vida (Brazil, Karmim, 2006).

POPPER, David – Spinning Song Op. 55 N. 1. Transcribed for cello and guitar (original for cello and piano). Recorded by Rodrigo Alquati and Daniel Wolff on the CD Cantilena (Brazil, 2002).

SAINT-SAËNS, Camile – The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals). Transcribed for cello and guitar. Recorded by Rodrigo Alquati and Daniel Wolff on the CD Cantilena (Brazil, 2002).

SCHUMANN, Robert – Träumerei (from Kiderszenen Op. 15). Transcribed for cello and guitar (original for piano). Recorded by Rodrigo Alquati and Daniel Wolff on the CD Cantilena (Brazil, 2002).

VOICE AND GUITAR
BACH, Johann Sebastian – Wohl euch, ihr auserwählten Seelen (aria, from the Cantata BWV 34). Transcribed for voice and two guitars (original for voice and orchestra). Premiered by Bettina Bruns, Daniel Göritz and Daniel Wolff.

MAHLER, Gustav – Kindertotenlieder. Transcribed for voice and guitar (original for voice and orchestra).

• VILLA-LOBOS, Heitor – Melodia Sentimental and Canção do Poeta do Século XVIII. Transcribed for voice and guitar (original for voice and piano). Premiered by Luciana Kiefer and Daniel Wolff.

WOLFF, Henry – Despertar. Transcribed for voice and guitar (original for voice and piano). Premiered by Luciana Kiefer and Daniel Wolff.

 
 
 

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