Rudepoema (Orchestra)

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Villa-Lobos orchestrated the piano original (W184) in the very busy year of 1932.


Villa-Lobos orchestrated the piano work for a large orchestra in 1932 (W310).  "When one compares the piano version of Rudepoema to the orchestral arrangement made by the composer himself, one can only be amazed at how 'orchestral' the piano work already is." - Tarasti (1995), p. 266. 2pic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, req, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, sax sop, sax alto, 2fg, cfg, 4cor, 4trp, 4trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, bombo, pratos, matraca, reco-reco, chocalho de metal, caixa clara, caxambu, surdo, tamborim, xil, cel, glock, hp, pf e cordas


This is one of the first scores to be published in the Villa-Lobos Digital project of the Academia Brasileira da Música.


The orchestral version of Rudepoema is included in this Marco Polo disc, with Roberto Duarte conducting.


Premiere: 15/7/42, Rio de Janeiro - Theatro Municipal. Orquestra Sinfônica do Theatro Municipal; Heitor Villa-Lobos, conductor

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