Villa-Lobos conducts Choros #6 and BB#7


Recorded in Berlin in January 1954, this disc was for a time the only available recording of Choros #06.  Now that there are some excellent modern recordings, the poor sound seems more of a problem. 

Still, this historic recording shows us again how well Villa could inspire European orchestras when he conducted his own music.  Comparing this BB#7 with the one on Villa-Lobos par lui-meme shows that Villa-Lobos didn't have as much time to prepare the Berlin orchestra as he did with the Parisians a few years later.

Joe Salerno & David Lennick's new transfer for Naxos Classics, with a really excellent Enescu bonus, goes a long way to making this recording sound much better.  You can listen at The Naxos Music Library.

Date Recorded: 
Monday, November 30, 1953
Kuarup - Naxos
Naxos Music Library #: 

RIAS Orchestra of Berlin, conducted by Heitor Villa-Lobos





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The MP3 files from the Choros 6/BB 7 disc is available at (USA only) - the Naxos Classics re-issue is only available via streaming & MP3 download.