Complete Choros v.1 (BIS)

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This brand new disc is the first in a projected series of the complete Choros, from BIS, the Swedish independent record company that has served Villa-Lobos exceptionally well.

John Neschling conducts the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Choros #11, with the able support of pianist Cristina Ortiz.  Ortiz also plays solo piano in Choros #5 "Alma Brasileira", and players from the Orchestra play Choros #7.

Date Recorded: 
Friday, November 30, 2007
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BIS
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John Neschling conducting the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Cristina Ortiz, piano

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BIS-Choros-v1

Category: 
Choros
Concertos
Orchestral
Piano
Reviews: 

Read my post on The Villa-Lobos Magazine.

Andrew Clements's review in The Guardian is quite positive: "...one is swept along by the scale and exuberance of it all."

Great review from Classicstoday.com's David Hurwitz: "The work is one of the composer's major masterpieces, and with brilliant sonics, you'd have to be crazy not to buy this disc if you have even a shred of interest in Villa-Lobos."  I appreciate Hurwitz's full disclosure - that he once played the off-stage tam-tam part in Choros #07.

From Diapason, #557: "Le vaste Chôros n° 11 de Villa Lobos est un fleuve large et puissant. John Neschling le met en flacon, avec la science d'un génial parfumeur."

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