From the recording Diálogos Duo/Choro Tributes
Translating to "Summer Solstice" and dedicated to the seminal nationaist pianist-composer Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934), this valsa (as with Nazareth's own) is steeped in Chopin's melodic gestures and Romantic harmony. The C section of the theme is a valsa brilhante (fast waltz) in Gb major (IIIma) whose melodic character is far less lyrical and more étude-like with running eighth notes. The form is a shortened ABBACCA. The absent initial repeat of the A section is a practice common in some Choro repertoire.