Villa-Lobos on Antena 2

Caleidoscopio on Antena 2I was really pleased to hear recently from Rio de Janeiro-born pianist Gilda Oswaldo Cruz.  Besides being an excellent musician who specializes in the music of Claudio Santoro, Gilda is a radio producer for Antena 2, the Classical Music network of Portugal's public radio system.   She's working on a major series of radio programs about Villa-Lobos, to be broadcast each Saturday in July, August, and September, 2008. 

Luckily, these programs are are archived on the Antena 2 site.  You can listen to these programs (in Windows Music Player wma format):

Broadcast Date
Featured works
July 7, 2008 Génesis (poema sinfónico); Quinteto em forma de choros and A prole do bebê Nº1 (suite p/ piano)
Jul 12, 2008 Choros Nº3 Picapau; Nº12 ; Nº5 and Nº2
Jul 19, 2008 Choros Nº1 ; Suite popular brasileira; Bachianas Nº1 and Três Prelúdios p/ guitarra
Jul 26, 2008 Sinfonia Nº6 and Segunda Sonata p/ violoncelo & piano, Op.66
Aug 2, 2008 Rudepoema ; Quarteto de cordas Nº6 and Bachianas Brasileiras Nº6
Aug 9, 2008 Bachianas Brasileiras Nº2 ; Trio p/ oboé, clarinete & fagote and Choros Nº10
Aug 16, 2008 Bachianas Brasileiras Nº5 ; Choros Nº1 ; Nº7 (Settimino) ; Nº4 and Nº8
Aug 23, 2008 Choros Nº6 ; Dois Choros-bis and Uirapuru
Aug 30, 2008 Nonetto ; Bachianas brasileiras Nº3 ; Impressoes Seresteiras and As três Marias
Sep 6, 2008 Bachianas Nº7 ; Mandu-Çarará ; Sexteto místico ; Desejo and Xangô
Sep 13, 2008 Erosão ; Amazonas ; Quarteto Nº8 and Impressões seresteiras
Sep 20, 2008 Momoprecoce ; Quatuor ; Lenda do Caboclo and Festa no Sertão
Sep 27, 2008 Três danças características africanas ; Poème de l´Enfant et de la mère; Assobio a jato ; Introdução aos Choros ; Tocata (Picapau) das Bachianas brasileiras Nº3 e Abertura e No fundo da floresta de Flor...

I'll update this list as each Saturday's program is archived on the Antena 2 site.  Gilda has gathered some really interesting recordings of an excellent representation of the music of Villa-Lobos.  I'm looking forward especially to her August 30th program, which will feature Gil Jardem's Nonetto with the choir and instrumentalists of the State of São Paulo University.  Also, from the Sept. 6th program, the great unknown cantata Mandu-Çarará. And from the Sept. 20th show, the Quatuor Symbolique.