Felicja Blumental


Pianist Felicja Blumental is an important figure in the life and music of Villa-Lobos. She commissioned the fifth piano concerto in 1954, and played at the world premiere on May 8, 1955, along with the London Philharmonic, conducted by Jean Martinon.

The 10th Felicja Blumental International Music Festival2008 is the Centenary of this great pianist. As well, the 10th Felicja Blemental International Music Festival will take place this year, from May 19-24, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

The opening concert of the event includes piano music by Villa-Lobos.

The Felicja Blumental Music Centre and Library is also in Tel Aviv. Their website is an excellent source of information about the artist. It includes lots of content on video and audio.

Lots more information on the Brana Records website - this is their Felicja Blumental page. The highlight Villa-Lobos recording is the first disc in the Brana catalogue: BR001.

Brana Records CD
Review Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!

Villa Lobos Live!

ID: br0001

This CD presents Villa-Lobos conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra performing 5th Piano Concerto with pianist and dedicatee, Felicja Blumental. This disc also includes Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 3 and other solo piano piano works.