Symphony #11

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W527
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The Eleventh Symphony was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra (in celebration of their 75 Anniversary), and dedicated to Natalie and Serge Koussevitzky.

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Largo
  3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
  4. Molto allegro

From Ralph Gustafson's "Villa-Lobos and the Man-Eating Flower", p. 11:

"Five years later he was finishing his Eleventh Symphony. 'My best,' he said. Arminda knew. Copying the slow movement, he had tears in his eyes."

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Orchestra

2pic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, 2fg, cfg, 4cor, 4trp(Bb), 4 trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, pratos, triângulo, matraca, bombo, mar, xil, cel, vibe, 2hp, pf e cordas

Scores: 

The autograph score (138 pp.) is in the Museu Villa-Lobos.

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Performances: 

The premiere was on 02/03/56 at Symphony Hall, Boston, with the BSO conducted by Villa-Lobos.

There are only a few performances of the Symphonies in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database.

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Orchestral Works