Choros #02

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Choros No. 2 for flute & clarinet (1924) - Max Eschig

Eero Tarasti brings up the possibility of the influence of Edgard Varese, a close friend of Villa-Lobos' during his stay in Paris. Other European influences that come up in Tarasti's analysis (p. 91-95 of his Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1995) are Debussy and Stravinsky.

Excellent program notes on Choros 2, from the Craftsbury Chamber Players website. 

Villa-Lobos adapted the original for piano.

Download an MP3 at the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet website - Performed February 16, 1980. Meany Theater, University of Washington.

Thesis: Choro Pagão de Pixinguinha e Choros 2 de Villa-Lobos: Análise para intérpretes, Leandro Gaertner, Curitiba, Paraná, Junho 2008.  Download from UFPR's Dspace.


Originally written for flute and clarinet, Choros #2 was adapted for solo piano by Villa-Lobos. 


Choros No. 2 - sheet music at Choros No. 2 For Flute & Clarinet. By Hector Villa-Lobos. Editions Durand. 8 pages. Published by Editions Durand. (50561690)
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Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1927. Chôros no. 2: pour flûte et clarinette. Paris: Max Eschig.


The premiere of Choros #02 was on February 18, 1925, with Spartaco Rossi and Antenor Driussi.  The work was also included in the famous Salle Gaveau concert on 24/10/27.

There are 53 records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database as of January 2010.

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