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Viva Brazil (Live EP)

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With Villa-Lobos's Alma Brasileira (Choros #05), and music by Tom Jobim, Sergio & Clarice Assad.

Recorded live on April 30, 2012, at the Palladium Center in Carmel, Indiana.

Date Recorded: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Label: 
Sony
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Artist: 

Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott, Sergio and Odair Assad & Joseph Gramley

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Chamber Music
Choros
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Villa's Voz

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1. Prelúdio Nº 3
2. Cair da tarde
Pequena Suite 1913
3. Legendária
4. Fugato All'antica
5. Melodia
6. Canção do amor
7. Tristorosa
8. Melodia sentimental
9. O canto do cisne negro
10. Veleiros

Audio clips from Discos do Brasil.

Date Recorded: 
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Label: 
Delira
Artist: 

Bruce Henri & Villa's Voz

Musicians:
Bruce Henri (acoustic basses)
Fernando Maraes (Yamaha C2 acoustic piano)
Ricardo Costa (drums & percussion)
Leo Ortiz (violin)
Jesse Saddock (trumpet & flugelhorn)
Jorge Pardo (flute solo)
David Ganc (G, C flutes & piccolo)

All compositions by Heitor Villa-Lobos / arrangements by Bruce Henri

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Chamber Music
Piano
Vocal Music
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Sergio Gallo's Mostly Villa-Lobos Disc

April 30, 2009

Gallo coverThe new CD by Brazilian pianist Sergio Gallo is titled Mostly Villa-Lobos, and subtitled 20th Century Piano Music from the Americas.  The second title is more accurate: there's a great range of music here, from simple and heart-felt folk-inspired miniatures, to clever atonal character pieces, to one of the biggest, most difficult and most complex works in the 20th century piano repertoire.

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Mostly Villa-Lobos: 20th Century Piano Music from the Americas (Gallo)

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Ernesto Nazareth
1. Eponina
Souza Lima
2. Maria
Barrozo Netto
3. Minha Terra
Camargo Guarnieri
4. Toccata
Ignacio Cervantes Danzas
5. Adios a Cuba
6. No Bailes Mas!
7. Zigs-zags
8. Improvisada
Henry Cowell
9. Aeolian Harp
10. The Tides of Manaunaun
Robert Muczynski Preludes
11. Vivace
12. Lento
13. Allegro giocoso
14. Allegretto meno mosso
15. Moderato
16. Allegro marcato
Heitor Villa-Lobos
17. A Mare Encheu
18. Impressoes Seresteiras
19. Rudepoema

Listen to 30 clips of each track at CDBaby. and one-minute clips of A Mare Encheu & Impressoes Seresteiras at the Eroica Records site.

Date Recorded: 
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Label: 
Eroica
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Sergio Gallo, piano

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Piano
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Best of 2008

It's been a great year for Villa-Lobos lovers.   With a big year coming up - 2009 is the 50th anniversary of Villa's death - let's take a look back at 2008.

Concerts

There were two important Villa-Lobos concert tours in 2008.  Saxophonist Branford Marsalis and conductor Gil Jardim organized the Marsalis Brasilianos tour of 28 cities in the U.S. There were three Villa-Lobos works featured on the tour: the Saxophone Fantasia, Bachianas Brasileiras #9, and BB#5.  

Visiting mainly college towns, Marsalis, Jardim and the Philharmonia Brasileira raised Villa-Lobos's profile right across the country, and with many positive reviews in the blogosphere and in online newspapers and magazines, around the world.  This episode of North Carolina Public Radio's The State of Things podcast includes a fascinating conversation with Marsalis about the tour, Villa-Lobos, and many other interesting topics.

The map below is from the Philharmonia Brasileira website.  

 

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String Trio (cpo)

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Date Recorded: 
Friday, November 30, 2001
Label: 
cpo
Artist: 

Deutsches Streichtrio

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Chamber Music
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Kraft Guitar Concertos (CBC)

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Villa-Lobos: Preludes, Guitar Concerto
With Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez

Date Recorded: 
Saturday, November 30, 1985
Label: 
CBC Records
Naxos Music Library #: 
SMCD5066
Artist: 

Norbert Kraft, guitar
Kazuhiro Koizumi conducting the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

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Concertos

Camargo Guarnieri - Violin sonatas

Guarnieri CD coverSeptember 1996
 
This month's Villa Lobos CD of the Month includes no music by Villa Lobos; rather, we have a CD by a Brazilian composer of the next generation: Camargo Guarnieri. 

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Villa-Lobos, sua musica, suas ideias

Villa-Lobos, sua música, suas idéias
Visom (Brazil) VICD 00108
 

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Alma Brasileira - Music of Villa-Lobos - New World Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas

March 1997 

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