Thank you nokturong, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Bert, what kit did you use to make your recordings? I just listened again to the version on your website, the sound-quality is really very good indeed.
Aryeh, as you have so sensitively recorded other BP works, your compliments are greatly appreciated, thank you.
Alan, you are (as always) too generous, but thank you for being so.
I hope I manage to do some justice to this piece, truth is I haven't played it as much as I should, but whenever I do I am enchanted. I rarely annotate my scores, but this one has several comments of what the music is saying to me (and hence what I would like to express) -- they are things like "a memory" or "a promise" -- this piece speaks to me so directly, that sometimes I wonder if my soul is South American.
On the subject of my own pastiches (and you are right, Alan, Retrato Brasileiras (amongst others) has been more than an inspiration to me, more of a model), I think I've done enough Brazil for now, Mexico next...