As a composer, Gismonti is rooted in Brazilian tradition, in its diverse melodies, harmonies, and specific rhythms. He is one of the few to have achieved real success without sacrificing any of his musical integrity. He has released 43 albums since he first started recording in 1969. The diversity and difficult classification of his work are confirmed by the critical reception of his tenth album, Dançadas Cabeças. It gained recognition in England as pop, in the US as folk, and in Germany as classical music. Specific technique, original sound, instrumental virtuosity, authorial compositions that aptly express the colourfulness of Brazilian musical tradition, and electrifying energy – those are all things to expect from Egbert Gismonti’s two recitals at the Strings of Autumn.