Bachianas Brasileiras #7

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BB#7 was written in Rio de Janeiro in 1942.

Thesis: Jardim, Gil, and Olivier Toni. 2002. Bachianas brasileiras nð 7: o estilo antropofágico de Heitor Villa-Lobos.


The fourth movement of BB#7, played by the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Caracas, conducted by Isaac Karabtchesvky. This is from a concert in the Festival Villa-Lobos, Sala Simon Bolivar, CASPM, 09/12/2009.


2 Flutes +1 picc, 2 oboes +1 English Horn, 2 Clarinets +1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons +1 Contra Bassoon - 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets,4 Trombones,1 Tuba - Timpani, 3 Percussion players (tam-tam, xylo, coco {coconut shell}, bombo {BD}) Harp, Celesta, Strings.


Clinton Nieweg regularly updates a master-list of information about the Bachianas Brasileiras. It's available at (the latest version is from January 2013).


The premiere was on 13/3/44 in Rio de Janeiro. The Orquestra Sinfônica do Theatro Municipal was conducted by Heitor Villa-Lobos.There are nearly 40 performances of the BB#07 in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database as of August 2011.

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