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Teca Calazans canta Villa-Lobos (Kuarup)

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Modinha
Veleiros
Canção de Amor
Na Paz do Outono (Seresta nº 6 )
Prelúdio da solidão
Canção do Poeta do Século XVIII
Melodia Sentimental
Realejo (Seresta nº 12 )
Pálida Madona
Saudades da Minha Vida (Seresta nº 4)
Cantiga (Caicó), da Bachianas Brasileiras nº4
Rasga o Coração (Choros nº 10 )
Choros nº 2 (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
O Trenzinho do Caipira (Tocata)

Date Recorded: 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
Label: 
Kuarup
Works: 
Artist: 

Teca Calazans, soprano

Cover: 

Calazans cover

Category: 
Choros
Vocal Music

Quinteto Villa-Lobos - 35 anos de música brasileira

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Mário Tavares Quinteto para instrumentos de sopros 01 I. Allegro 02 II. Andantino (Acalanto) 03 III. Tempo de coco Ronaldo Miranda 04 Variações sérias sobre um tema de Anacleto de Medeiros Radamés Gnattali Suíte para quinteto de sopros 05 I. Prelúdio 06 II. Valsa 07 III. Modinha 08 IV. Choro 09 V. Final Divertimento para quinteto de sopros e piano 10 I. Allegro Moderato 11 II. Saudoso 12 III. Ritmado (Allegro Molto Vivace) Edino Krieger 13 Serenata a cinco K-Ximbinho 14 Sempre 15 Teleguiado Heitor Villa-Lobos 16 Choros 2, para flauta e clarinete 17 Quinteto em forma de choros

Date Recorded: 
Saturday, November 30, 1996
Label: 
Kuarup
Artist: 

Maria Teresa Madeira, piano Quinteto Villa-Lobos: Aloysio Fagerlande, bassoon Luiz Carlos Justi, oboe Paulo Sérgio Santos, clarinet Philip Doyle, horn Toninho Carrasqueira, flute

Cover: 

Category: 
Chamber Music
Choros
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Now that the Brazliian record company Kuarup is no longer with us, this CD will be very hard to find. You can download the CD in MP3 format from the Brazilian Concert Music blog.

A Obra Completa para Violão Solo (Sergio & Odair Assad)

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Etudes, Preludes, Suite Populaire Bresilienne, Choros #01

Sérgio plays Preludes #2, 4, & 5; Suite Populaire #1, 4 & 5;  Etudes #12, 7, 6, 10, 1, 4;

Odair plays Preludes #1 & 3; Suite Populaire #2 & 3; Etudes #3, 8, 2, 5, 9, 11; and Choros #01

Date Recorded: 
Wednesday, November 30, 1977
Label: 
Kuarup
Artist: 

Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitar

Category: 
Choros
Guitar

Villa por Chorões (Kuarup)

Category:

Choros nº1
Bachianas Brasileiras nº5 - Ária
O Trenzinho do Caipira (Tocata)
Suite Popular Brasileira
   Mazurka-Choro (Da : )
   Schottish-Choro
   Valsa-Choro
   Gavota-Choro
   Chorinho
Bachianas Brasileiras nº5 - Dança
Choros Nº 6
Melodia Sentimental

Label: 
Kuarup
Works: 

Suite Populaire Bresilienne

Artist: 

Mauricio Carrilho - Henrique Cazes - João Lyra - Luiz Otavio Braga - Sexteto Brasileiro - Rabo de Lagartixa

Category: 
Chamber Music
Choros

Villa-Lobos conducts Choros #6 and BB#7

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Recorded in Berlin in January 1954, this disc was for a time the only available recording of Choros #06.  Now that there are some excellent modern recordings, the poor sound seems more of a problem. 

Still, this historic recording shows us again how well Villa could inspire European orchestras when he conducted his own music.  Comparing this BB#7 with the one on Villa-Lobos par lui-meme shows that Villa-Lobos didn't have as much time to prepare the Berlin orchestra as he did with the Parisians a few years later.

Joe Salerno & David Lennick's new transfer for Naxos Classics, with a really excellent Enescu bonus, goes a long way to making this recording sound much better.  You can listen at The Naxos Music Library.

Date Recorded: 
Monday, November 30, 1953
Label: 
Kuarup - Naxos
Naxos Music Library #: 
9.81051
Artist: 

RIAS Orchestra of Berlin, conducted by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Cover: 

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Category: 
Bachianas Brasileiras
Choros
Orchestral
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The MP3 files from the Choros 6/BB 7 disc is available at Amazon.com (USA only) - the Naxos Classics re-issue is only available via streaming & MP3 download.

Os choros de câmara (Kuarup)

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This invaluable disc includes all of the Choros for solo instruments and chamber ensembles:

  • #01 for solo guitar
  • #02 for flute & clarinet
  • #02 in Villa's arrangement for solo piano (premiere recording)
  • #03 for male choir and winds
  • #04 for three horns & trombone
  • #05 for solo piano
  • #07 for seven instruments

 

Label: 
Kuarup
Artist: 
Sérgio Assad (guitar)
Paulo Moura (saxophone)
Murilo Santos (piano)
Mario Tavares (conductor) and the male chorus of the Associação de Canto Coral.
Cover: 

Choros de Camara cover

Category: 
Chamber Music
Choral Music
Choros
Guitar
Piano
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The MP3 files are available at Amazon.com

Nonetto, Quatuor (el Records)

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This fabulous new historical disc from Cherry Red's El Records includes two classic versions of the Nonetto and the Quatuor Symbolique (Quarteto Simbolico), from 1940 and 1957.  It's filled up with guitar pieces from the 1950s: Prelude #3 and Etudes #01 and #08 by Segovia; Preludes #2, #4, and #5 by Bream; and the Gavota-Choro by Almeida.

Date Recorded: 
Friday, November 30, 2007
Label: 
Cherry Red El
Artist: 
  • The Roger Wagner Chorale and The Concert Arts Ensemble, Roger Wagner Conductor
  • The Brazilian Festival Orchestra And Schola Cantorum; The Brazilian Festival Quartet And Women Of Schola Cantorum; Solo Soprano: Elsie Houston; Hugh Ross Conductor
  • Andrés Segovia
  • Julian Bream
  • Laurindo Almeida
Cover: 

Nonetto cover

Category: 
Chamber Music
Guitar
Reviews: 

Originally released on a Capitol LP in 1957 (CTL 7037), the Roger Wagner Chorale and the Concert Arts Ensemble performed two chamber works with chorus: the Quatour and the Nonetto. The sound on the disc was demonstration quality; the final movement of the Nonetto was included on Capitol SAL-9020 "Full Dimensional Sound: A Study in High Fidelity."

Here is a citation to a contemporary review:

Review: [Untitled]
Reviewed Work(s):

  • Villa-Lobos: Nonetto, for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Harp, Celesta, Battery, and Mixed Chorus; Quatuor, for Flute, Harp, Celesta, Alto Saxophone, and Women's Voices by The Roger Wagner Chorale and the Concert Arts Players, Roger Wagner, Villa-Lobos

Author(s) of Review: Richard F. Goldman
The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan., 1954), pp. 157-158

Villa-Lobos thought very highly of Roger Wagner and his singers. Here's a quote from the official RWC website:

"Roger Wagner deserves all my admiration for his dedicated work...a notable achievement in technique and sound as well as perfect interpretation."

The second disc was released as a 78 rpm album in 1941 by RCA Victor: disc #LCT 1143, the title is "Festival of Brazilian Music." In the Nonetto, Hugh Ross conducts the Brazilian Festival Orchestra and the Schola Cantorum. The album also includes Bachianas Brazileiras #1 (with Walter Burle Marx conducting the Brazilian Festival Orch; the Quatour (with the great Brazilian soprano Elsie Houston, soprano and Ross/Brazilian Festival Quartet/Schola Cantorum); and Cancao do Careiro (sung by Elsie Houston, accompanied by Miguel, piano). This album was recorded in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art and the Commissioner General from Brazil. Another record number for this set is Victor DM-773(5).

Here's a short review from the May 19, 1941 issue of Time Magazine:

"A Festival of Brazilian Music (Victor; 10 sides; $5.50). First big phonographic collection of works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazil's No. i composer and one of the lustiest living. Beautifully recorded by Soprano Elsie Houston, the Schola Cantorum, conducted by Hugh Ross, a scratch orchestra under Burle Marx. Villa-Lobosities: a Bachiana Brasileira for eight cellos attempting to fuse the spirits of Bach and Brazil; a Nonetto for chorus and small orchestra, purporting to describe Brazil's geography."

  • An early Lionel Salter review of the Roger Wagner disc, from Gramophone, August 1953.

Guitar Concerto, Etudes, Preludes (Bream)

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This is an absolutely key recording for Villa-Lobos lovers.

Date Recorded: 
Wednesday, November 30, 1994
Label: 
RCA Victor
Artist: 

Julian Bream, guitar

LSO, Andre Previn

Cover: 

Julian Bream cover

Back cover:

Julian Bream, back cover

Category: 
Concertos
Guitar
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Complete Guitar Works (David Leisner)

Category:

Etudes, Preludes, Choros #01, Suite populaire brésilienne

Leisner uses the original 1928 manuscript of the Etudes, which had recently been uncovered in the Museu Villa-Lobos in Rio, rather than the published score, which was heavily edited by Andres Segovia.

February 12, 2009: It's good to see this great album available on the Naxos Music Library.

Date Recorded: 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
Label: 
Azica
Naxos Music Library #: 
Azica71211
Artist: 

David Leisner, guitar

Cover: 

441060

Category: 
Choros
Guitar
Reviews: 

"Leisner stands heads above the crowd on this recording."
Guitar Review

"This is a must-have disc for anyone interested in Villa-Lobos'music."
Soundboard

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Villa-Lobos Piano Music (Hamelin)

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This important disc from Hyperion includes both books of Prole do Bebe and As Tres Marias.  As well, there's the Rudepoema, which Hamelin has performed many times.

You can read the liner notes by Robert Matthew-Walker on the Hyperion site (requires free registration).

Date Recorded: 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
Label: 
Hyperion
Artist: 

Marc-André Hamelin

Cover: 

Hamelin cover

 

 

Category: 
Piano
Reviews: 

See the excerpts of the many rave reviews for this disc on the Hyperion site, including this one:

'Easily the most sophisticated Villa-Lobos piano disc currently in the catalogue' (International Record Review) 

  • BBC Music Magazine: the Prole do Bebe suites are "...dense-textured, hugely complicated scores, vast cascades of notes negotiated with vigour and style by Marc-André Hamelin."  (Christopher Wood)
  • Bryce Morrison's review in Gramophone, October 2000 (free registration required)
  • Lucie Renaud's review (in English and en français, with sound samples) at Scena.org

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