Naufrágio de Kleônicos

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Naufrágio de Kleônicos, symphonic poem

This is the source of one of Villa's most popular pieces: O canto do cisne (Song of the black swan).


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Published by Max Eschig in Paris.  There is only a fragment (2 pp.) of the autograph score 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.  


One recording only of this work, and unfortunately the disc itself is rare: O Raro Villa-Lobos."A complete recording of the Naufrágio de Kleonicos, conducted by the composer himself, is contained in the archive of the Villa-Lobos Museum." - Paulo Renato Guérios, "Heitor Villa-Lobos and the Parisian art scene: how to become a Brazilian musician", Mana vol.1 Rio de Janeiro Oct. 2006


Premiere: 15.08.1918, Rio de Janeiro, Teatro Municipal, un orchestre de professeurs, Heitor Villa-Lobos (dir) One performance in modern times that I know about: November 17, 2004 at the Theatro Municipal (the source of the above disc O Raro Villa-Lobos).

Orchestral Works