Brazil Brasil IR Expat. O voltar ao mercado de trabalho no Brasil após uma expatriação. Vipper Talentos. Brazilian Symphony Orchestra split over auditions. 8 June 2011Last updated at 02:51 By Julia Dias Carneiro BBC Brasil, Rio de Janeiro Roberto Minczuk: "The aim is to make the orchestra world class" The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra's 2011 season seemed full of promise, with a star-studded guest line-up featuring Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang and Kurt Masur.
But after three dozen musicians were fired, the Rio de Janeiro-based orchestra found itself embroiled in a controversy that has the classical music world in an uproar. Brazil is well known for its samba and bossa nova, but apart from composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, its classical music has been under-appreciated internationally. In Brazil though, the OSB, as it is known, has been an important part of the national cultural scene since 1940, when it was founded by a mix of Brazilian and European immigrants fleeing World War II. In 2005, the orchestra hired Grammy award-winner Roberto Minczuk as artistic director. His avowed goal was to make the OSB one of the great orchestras of the world.
Shadow. World Tonight: Brazil and the world: an invisible giant? Brazil wary of Chinese trade hitting domestic industry. 11 April 2011Last updated at 05:54 By Paulo Cabral BBC News, Sao Paulo Demand for Brazil's natural resources has been growing in China China's hunger for raw materials and commodities is boosting Brazilian exports, while cheaper consumer goods coming from Asia is opening new horizons for Brazil's growing middle class.
China became Brazil's largest trading partner in 2009, overtaking the United States which had held the position since the 1930s. And the trade keeps growing. Last year, the flow of commerce between Brazil and China reached $56bn, a growth of 52% from 2009. "It's undeniable that trade with China was essential for Brazil to balance its accounts and accumulate financial reserves through its exports," says the executive director of Brazil's National Confederation of Industries (CNI), José Augusto Fernandes. Domestic concerns However, despite a $5bn surplus, not all Brazilians are totally happy with this commercial relationship.
Continue reading the main story. Timeline: Brazil. A chronology of key events: 1500 - Portuguese land in the area and claim it to the Portuguese crown. 1822 - Son of Portuguese king declares independence from Portugal and crowns himself Peter I, Emperor of Brazil. 1888 - Slavery abolished.
Large influx of European immigrants over the next decade. 1889 - Monarchy overthrown, federal republic established with central government controlled by coffee interests. 1930 - Revolt places Getulio Vargas at head of provisional revolutionary government. 1937 - Vargas leads coup, rules as dictator with military backing. 1939-45 - Brazil initially declares itself neutral but in 1943 joins Allies in World War II. 1945 - Vargas ousted in military coup. 1951 - Vargas elected president, but faces stiff opposition. 1954 - Vargas commits suicide after military gives him the options of resigning or being overthrown. 1956-61 - Juscelino Kubitschek is president, helping Brazil achieve rapid economic growth. 1960 - Kubitschek moves capital to Brasilia.