Choros #11 (Ondine)

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This CD was a revelation when I first heard it in 2000.  Though it was included in the late-50s Villa-Lobos par lui-meme CD set, Choros #11 is not one of the Villa-Lobos staples.  I never really warmed up to that recording.  It was a nice surprise when Ondine came up with a well-recorded, well-played modern version of the complete score. 

This is awesome, if not especially carefully structured, music, beautifully played.  It sounds great, and Ondine's presentation is superb.

Very highly recommended!

Date Recorded: 
Monday, November 30, 1998
Label: 
Ondine
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Artist: 

Ralf Gothoni, piano
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo

Cover: 

Ondine cover

Category: 
Choros
Concertos
Reviews: 

Here is Harold Lewis's first response to the disc, from the rec.music.classical.recordings newgroup.

And the review from BBC Music Magazine.

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