Bachianas Brasileiras #3

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W388
Year Composed: 

Category:

The third Bachianas Brasileiras is one of Villa-Lobos's best works for piano and orchestra.

Thesis: Heller, Alfred. 1974. A conductor's guide to Villa-Lobos's Bachianas brasileiras, numbers two, three, and eight. Document (DM)--Indiana University. 

See this post at The Villa-Lobos Magazine to watch Cristina Ortiz play BB#3, with Fábio Mechetti conducting the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in a concert from August of 2009.

Instrumentation: 

Solo Piano; 2 Flutes +1 Picc, 2 Oboes +1 English Horn, 2 Clarinets +1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons +1 Contra Bassoon - 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, 1 Tuba -Timpani, 3 Percussion players (Bass Drum, Tam-tam, Xylophone), Strings

Scores: 

Clinton Nieweg regularly updates a master-list of information about the Bachianas Brasileiras. It's available at ochestralibrary.com (the latest version is from January 2013).

Parts rental available at the Alfred Rental Library.

Performances: 

This work is becoming more popular in live performance, with 24 records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database (March 24).

Category: 
Bachianas Brasileiras
Orchestral Works
Concertos