Madona

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W456
Year Composed: 

Category:

Madona, symphonic poem

Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation, and dedicated to Nathalie Koussevitzky.

See this post at The Villa-Lobos Magazine for a link to a broadcast performance from Belgian radio.

Instrumentation: 

Orchestra2pic, 3fl, 3ob, c ing, 3cl(Bb), cl baixo, 3fg, cfg, 6cor(F), 4trp(Bb), 4trb, tuba, tímp, pratos, tam-tam, bombo, xil, cel, novacorde, glock, 2hp, pf e cordas

Scores: 

Published by Max Eschig in Paris.  The autograph score (58 pp.) 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.  

Recordings: 

This piece is high up on my list of works that need recording!

Performances: 

Premiere: 08/10/46 at the Festival Villa-Lobos, Teatre Municipal, Rio de Janeiro.  the OSTM was conducted by the composer.U.S. Premiere: 12/26/47 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eleazar de Carvalho.

Category: 
Orchestral Works