Villa-Lobos Podcasts & Streaming Audio

Here are some podcasts and on-demand concerts that include music by Villa-Lobos:

  • Juliana D'Agostini & Emmanuele Baldini play Sonata Fantasia no1, from a June 2012 concert. Listen to the InstantEncore stream.
  • From Tanglewood, a concert from July 27, 2012, with the BSO and pianist Nelson Freire, featuring Momoprecoce. Stream this concert on your desktop or mobile device. Lots more streams here!
  • The Radio Talks of Andre Kostalanetz, #5 - Kostalanetz talks with soprano Beverly Sills. Sills closes the program with Andre's only recording as a pianist: the 1st movement of Bachianas Brasileiras #4. (This is from the 1974 Columbia CD "Andre Kostalanetz plays Music of Villa-Lobos.")
  • Here is a Portuguese recording of the Sexteto Mistico, from the faculty of the Conservatório de Música do Porto.
  • Milos Karadaglic And The Power Of A Dusty Old Guitar, at NPR Music - a concert that includes the Villa-Lobos Prelude #1, the Etudes #11 and 12, and theValse-Choro from the Suite Bresilienne.
  • From the program Concertos UFRJ on Roquette Pinto Radio (FM 94,1, a recent Carnaval-based program with music by Berlioz, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, and Villa-Lobos: Momoprecoce (the recording featuring Cristina Ortiz and the LPO conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazhy.)
  • From Radio MEC, a podcast from the program Música e Músicos do Brasil with an interesting program that includes O Martírio dos Insetos, with violinist Flavio Augusto, harmonicist (is that the right word for someone who plays the "harmônica de boca"?) José Staneck and cellist Antonio del Claro.
  • On Simone Leitão's website, streaming audio of Momoprecoce for Piano & Orchestra.
  • Choros #6 with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais directed by Fábio Mechetti, in a concert from Rádio Inconfidência FM
  • From Radio Inconfidencia, the great tone poem Uirapuru, played by the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, from a November 2009 concert.
  • Radio MEC posts podcasts of their A Música Clássica no Brasil program online. A recent episode, from February 27, 2011, features the great soprano Maria Lúcia Godoy singing Villa-Lobos songs, as well as Cantares de Minas.
  • Pianist João Carlos Assis Brasil plays Villa-Lobos, Jobim, Bonfa, and Assis Brasil, in this MEC FM podcast of the January 15, 2011 program from the series A Grande Música. The program includes Impressões Seresteiras and the Luiz Gonzaga arrangement of The Little Train.
  • The next edition of the Música e Músicos do Brasil podcast will feature the pianist Lúcia Barrenechea, playing Villa-Lobos and other Brazilian composers. The program is live on Radio MEC on Saturday, April 9, 2011, and should be available to stream online the same day. Here's the link.
  • Jorge Luis Prats plays Bachianas Brasileiras #4 and Granados's Goyescas, in this 2008 video from the Concertgebouw. This is from the excellent AVRO Klassiek portal.
  • Another Soundcloud.com set: all 9 tracks from the great Projeto B album A Viagem de Villa-Lobos.  There's more information on that project at The Villa-Lobos Magazine.
  • Found on Soundcloud.com: a track from the new Brazilian Guitar Quartet CD from Delos.  It's A Procura de uma Agulha, originally one of the Cirandas for piano, arranged for four guitars by Tadeu do Amaral. 
  • Keith's Classical Corner at WGBH features Villa-Lobos Guitar Preludes and Etudes.
  • NPR Music podcast: 11.16.2010, KUSP's "The Aeolian Impromptu", 150 minutes of 20th century music, including Bachianas Brasileiras #4 (not #6, as shown in the playlist), from the classic Louisville recording.
  • The program Música e Músicos do Brasil, on Radio MEC on Saturday evenings, features great Brazilian orchestras and soloists.  You can listen to Podcasts of these programs on the Radio MEC website.  On the November 6 program, cellist Antônio Meneses and pianist Ricardo Castro play Villa-Lobos's Pequena Suite.  On the October 23 program, pianist Paulo da Matta plays Villa-Lobos and Chopin.  Program information is here.  This is a site to keep an eye on.
  • From Deutsche Welle's excellent podcast archive of live concerts, the Sinfonica Heliopolis under conductor Peter Guelke play Bachianas Brasileiras #4.  See this article about this amazing youth orchestra, currently touring in Europe.
  • The daily Composers Notebook podcast from American Public Media includes two minutes of interesting tidbits from the life and music of great composers. The podcast from October 27, 2010 features the Harmonica Concerto of Villa-Lobos, set to Robert Bonfiglio's recording of this amazing work.
  • In the latest post in the First Loves series, at NPR Classical's Deceptive Cadence blog, guitarist Jason Vieaux talks about the greatness of Julian Bream and the slow movement of the Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto.  You can listen to Bream's lovely recording of that movement there.
  • James Melo discusses the music of M. Camargo Guarnieri in the new Naxos podcast.  Check out Melo's long liner-note essays in the Sonia Rubinsky Complete Villa-Lobos Piano Music series, also from Naxos.
  • La chitarra di Villa-Lobos di Franz Andreani.  In this Italian podcast from RadioRock.to, Franz Andreani  provides a short introduction, and then plays the Narcisco Yepes versions of the Etudes & Preludes.
  • National Gallery of Art podcast: Ritz Chamber Players - Program: Music by Dvorak, Mozart, and Villa-Lobos. The Ritz Chamber Players, the only all-African American professional chamber music ensemble, play masterworks of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century chamber music in concert at the National Gallery of Art. Members of the ensemble performing in this podcast are Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin, Amadi Azikiwe, viola, Tahira Whittington, cello, Judy Dines, flute, and Terrence Wilson, piano.
  • Raymond Bisha's new Naxos Podcast about the Villa-Lobos Complete Piano Music box-set, which includes an excellent interview with pianist Sonia Rubinsky.
  • Julian Bream's official MySpace Music Site includes a performance of Choros #01.
  • In the latest OSESP Podcast, the Osesp Choir sings the choral version of Xangô.
  • CPFL Cultura's 50 anos sem Villa-Lobos - 8 excellent MP3 concerts to download.
  • The Sunday Gramophone at Crooks & Liars' Newstalgia features a famous 1940 recording of Bachianas Brasileiras #1 by Walter Burle Marx and the Brazilian Festival Orchestra.  The sound may not be great, but this is a recording of great power, delicacy, and authenticity.
  • The latest podcast in the Radio MEC series As Sinfonias de Heitor Villa-Lobos, from Sept.5, 2009
  • Aspen Public Radio from September 2, 2009
  • Aspen Public Radio from March 19, 2009: Jazz on a Thursday Night - a great show which includes an Eliane Elias song Jungle Festival (Festa no Sertao) by Villa-Lobos
  • Aspen Public Radio from June 12, 2009: includes Sonia Rubinsky's Prole do Bebe #2.
  • From Deutsche Welle's Concerto Discreto series, a concert by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra that includes the Fantasia Concertante.
  • This episode of North Carolina Public Radio's The State of Things is about the Marsalis Brasilianos tour.
  • North Country Public Radio's podcasts include an episode with two guitar pieces by Villa-Lobos.
  • From the extensive list of podcasts of the Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, a performance of Choros #02 from July 2008.
  • This episode of Fabio Zanon's Guitar Podcast includes Villa-Lobos himself performing his Choros #1, at 27:30.
  • Miscelânea 07 - Música de Câmara Brasileira - this podcast episode features a performance of Sexteto mistico.
  • The website of the Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo has a number of podcasts available, though none by Villa-Lobos yet. Look for the two featuring Camargo Guarnieri and Francisco Braga.
  • Naxos - a feature on the Nashville Symphony's recording of the complete Bachianas Brasileiras
  • Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 performed at the 2007 Belvedere Chamber Music Festival
  • A second Belvedere Chamber Music Festival podcast episode features Distribution of Flowers
  • Music of Tribute: Villa-Lobos - from DCD Records
  • ADORNO Ensemble Gallery Session Podcasts - including a 2-part concert of various art songs by composers Harrison Birtwistle, Morton Feldman, Elliot Carter, Oliver Knussen, Aaron Copland and Heitor Villa Lobos
  • classics without walls - episode 777 includes a movement from BB#9, and music from Gênesis. It's not often that you get Villa-Lobos, Ligeti and Jimi Hendrix on the same program.
  • KBAQ podcast:Katrina Becker speaks with cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio about the Eroica Trio's upcoming performance at the Desert Foothills MusicFest, featuring works by Haydn, Villa-Lobos, Cassado, and Smetana
  • Rush Hour Concerts desert island composer:a discussion of the music of Bach, Villa-Lobos, and Morel, before Rush Hour’s Baroque to Modern concert
  • You can download four chamber works at the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet website - Choros #2, Choros #7, Trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, and the Quinteto em Forma de Choros