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Omaggio a Federico e Giulietta

Omaggio a Federico e Giulietta cover art

Track Listing

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1Que Não se Vê (ComeTu Mi Vuoi) (Nino Rota / T. Amurri / Caetano Veloso)4:14
2Trilhos Urbanos (Caetano Veloso)3:23
3Giulietta Masina (Caetano Veloso)4:39
4Lua, Lua, Lua, Lua (Caetano Veloso)4:45
5Luna Rossa (V. De Crescenzo / A. Vian)5:53
6Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinícius de Moraes)3:04
7Nada (Dames / Sanguinette)3:43
8Come Prima (M. Panzeri / S. Di Paola / S. Taccani)2:51
9Ave Maria (Erothides de Campos)1:49
10Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)3:32
11Coração Vagabundo (Caetano Veloso)4:37
12Cajuína (Caetano Veloso)2:20
13Gelsomina (M. Galdieri / Nino Rota)3:33
14Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin)4:18
15Coração Materno (Vicente Celestino)4:42
16Patricia (Damaso Peres Prado)3:12
17Dama das Camélias (João de Barro / Alcyr Pires Vermelho)2:43
18Coimbra (Raul Ferrão / José Galhardo)4:32
19Gelsomina (M. Galdieri / Nino Rota)2:15

News & Reviews

  • Watch: Caetano Veloso Joins Fellow Brazilian Musicians with Song in Support of Rainforest Alliance

    Caetano Veloso and many other celebrated Brazilian musicians, inspired to protect the rainforest of their native Brazil from further destruction, came together in Rio de Janeiro’s Floresta da Tijuca to create a music video and original composition in celebration of today, Earth Day 2014. The project supports the Rainforest Alliance, which works in partnership with Brazilian nonprofit Imaflora—as well as farmers, forest communities and cattle ranchers—to protect Brazil’s magnificent and ecologically fragile natural heritage.

  • Caetano Veloso’s New Album, "Abraçaço," Out Now on Nonesuch Records

    Caetano Veloso’s new album, Abraçaço, is out today in North America on Nonesuch Records. The album, which was released in 2012 in South America and Europe, won a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album. Abraçaço is the final installment of a trilogy with the youthful trio of 2007’s and 2009’s zii e zie known as the Banda Cê. A fusion of the traditional Tropicália style and the indie pop of contemporary Rio, Abraçaço includes 11 original songs written by Veloso. KCRW says the album finds Veloso "at his best."

About this Album

Caetano Veloso's Nonesuch CD catalog is now available from the Nonesuch Store; however, free album MP3 downloads, available with other discs in the Store, are not yet included with these CDs.

Caetano Veloso’s longstanding love and admiration for the Italian cinema of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, and specifically for the poetry of the Giulietta Masina / Federico Fellini films, had been both documented in the Italian press and expressed through his music for many years. It was this sense of mutual affection, between Caetano and the Italian people, which led Fellini’s sister Maddalena Fellini, on behalf of the Fondazione Fellini, to invite Caetano to do a show in Rimini in homage to Federico and Giulietta. Maddalena told Caetano at that time that Giulietta had heard Caetano’s song for her, “Giulietta Masina,” and was very touched by it.

It was unfortunate that by the time the invitation came, while Caetano was mixing his 1991 album Circulado in New York City, Giulietta and Federico had died and their meeting in person would never be possible. The day Caetano arrived in Rimini was one that filled him with an overwhelming emotion, one that he said, "included sadness, and exalted pride, and a diffuse fear linked to the meaning of my life.”

The recording, made over the course of three evenings of live performances in October 1997, is a kind of musical journey through the world of Fellini in song. It was important to Caetano that the songs selected fell within the frame of his youth in Santo Amaro, where he first saw Fellini’s films and where he says he experienced, “this metaphysical feeling of a time gone by … similar to the feeling I also sense in their films.”


Caetano Veloso
Jaques Morelenbaum, cello, conductor
Luiz Brasil, guitars
Jorge Helder, bass
Carlos Balla, drums

A Universal Music production, directed by Caetano Veloso
Recorded live in concert at Teatro Nuovo in Dogana, Republic of San Marino, October 28-30, 1997
Recording engineers: Lorenzo Santi, Marcello Amore, Federico Bartolozzo, and Marcio Benelli
Mobile Unit: Estudio Emme / Firenze
Mixed at Castle Oaks Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed by Antônio “Moogie” Canázio
Mixing assistant: Patricia Abdelnour
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering , Los Angeles, CA

Arrangements by Jaques Morelenbaum (except “Coração Materno” by Rogério Duprat, adapted by Jaques Morelenbaum)

Cover image from the film Cinema Falado by Caetano Veloso
Director of Photography: Pedro Farkas
Design Concept: Caetano Veloso
Artistic Director: Gê Alves Pinto
Design: Luciane Ribeiro / Leitão
Design coordinator: Patrícia Fernandes
Design adaptation: 27.12 design, ltd.

Technical support for the show Per Federico e Giulietta:
Exclusive concert benefit for Fondazione Fellini
Produced by UNS Produções Artísticas
General Direction: Caetano Veloso
Musical Director: Jaques Morelenbaum


This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States only.

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