O canto do cisne negro

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W122, W123
Year Composed: 


O canto do cisne negro = Song of the Black Swan

The source of this piece is the 1916 Symphonic Poem Naufragio de Kleonicos.

Raiff Dantas Barreto, cello, and Márcia Cattaruzzi, piano


Cello & piano (W122)Violin & piano (W123)This piece was arranged for cello & orchestra by André Kostelanetz. This score, marked up by Kostelanetz, can be seen at the New York Philharmonic Digital Archive.


Villa-Lobos, Heitor, Eric Simon, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. 1948. Song of the black swan : for violin or cello and piano = (O canto do cysne negro). New York: E.B. Marks Music Corp.


This piece is becoming quite popular in performance.  There are sixteen records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database (July 2011).

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