Music for Piano, v.6 (Rubinsky)

Sonia Rubinsky's great cycle of the complete Villa-Lobos piano works nears its end.  Volume 6 includes a fascinating group of smaller pieces, including some getting their first recording, to go with the greatest piece Villa-Lobos wrote for piano: Rudepoêma.

Read James Melo's excellent liner notes here, on the Naxos site.  This extended essay is very useful.  It provides valuable information about the obscure pieces, along with a good discussion of the avant-garde nature of New York Skyline Melody and Melodia da montanha.  Melo says these works were written under the influence of Villa-Lobos's very good friend Edgard Varèse.

Date Recorded: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Naxos 8.557735

Melodia da montanha

Valsa da "Menina das nuvens"

Colleccão infantil

Carnaval de Pierrot

Serra da Piedade de Belo Horizonte


Sonia Rubinsky, piano


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Dave Lewis's review on contains samples of each track.  Lewis feels that this is the best disc in the series.

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MP3 downloads on are unfortunately (for us Canucks) only available for U.S. customers.  Lucky Yanks should take advantage of a real bargain: Rudepoema for only $.90.