Gênesis

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W522
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The ballet Gênesis was written in 1954, for the Prima Ballerina Janet Collins.  See this reference to an archival collection relating to Janet Collins's & Villa-Lobos's collaboration.

Instrumentation: 

Large orchestrapic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, 2fg, cfg, 4cor(F), 2trp(Bb), 3trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, bombo, wood block, triângulo, gongo, caixa clara, surdo, tambor indiano, prato, chocalho de metal, xil, cel, glock, hp, pf e cordas

Scores: 

Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1987. Genesis pour orchestre : Partition d'Orchestre in-16. Paris: Editions Max Eschig. The autograph score (72 pp., and a 24 pp. piano reduction) is in the Museu Villa-Lobos. This is one of the first scores to be published in the Villa-Lobos Digital project of the Academia Brasileira da Música.  

Performances: 

The premiere was on 21/11/69, with Mario Tavares conducting the OSTM at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro.This is not a popular work in concert yet, but there are some records in the Concerts database as of September 2011.

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Orchestral Works