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Review: Brazil casts strong presence on Tanglewood weekend

Marcelo Lehninger leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a Mozart Piano Concerto with soloist Nelson Friere on Friday night at Tanglewood.
Marcelo Lehninger leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a Mozart Piano Concerto with soloist Nelson Friere on Friday night at Tanglewood.
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The weekend’s concerts at Tanglewood began and ended with great standards of the repertory, but Friday and Saturday bloomed with pieces (coincidentally, by people named Hector) that depict scenes and characters in dramatic, specific ways. Friday’s program was uncommon because of its two kinds of piano concerto: the first by Mozart, the next by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazil’s foremost composer. Brazil was a presence for more reasons than one: it is the native land of Boston ...

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