Forest of the Amazon (Heller, Fleming)

This performance includes more music than the famous LP from the 1950s with Villa-Lobos conducting and Bidu Sayao singing.  This is a tribute to Alfred Heller's scholarship and his connections (he was Villa's assistant in the late 1950s).  Heller and his Russian orchestra are excellent, and Renée Fleming's singing is superb.

This disc is now (October 2011) available at The Naxos Music Library.

Date Recorded: 
Thursday, November 30, 2000
Label: 
Delos
Naxos Music Library #: 
DE1037
Artist: 

Alfred Heller conducting the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Renée Fleming

Cover: 

Forest of the Amazon cover

An earlier version of the cover:

Forest cover

Category: 
Orchestral
Vocal Music
Reviews: 

Lionel Salter review in Gramophone, May 1996 (free registration required)