Evgeny Svetlanov, Natalya Gerasimova - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Florestas do Amazonas (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 292.33 Mb + 17.78 Mb (Scans) | 69:43
Classical | Country: Russia | Label: Russian Disc (RDCD 00530)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887—1959), a Brazilian composer, was the first South American composer who has become world-famous. He was also a pianist and a teacher. He left prolific output, including 6 operas, 5 ballets, 12 symphonies, an Operetta, 17 string quartets, a lot of chamber music for various instruments, songs etc., written in varied styles but frequently with pronounced ‘national' flavour. He composed 14 works called "Choros" for various combinations (some including Brazilian native instruments), explaining the title as synthesizing different modalities of Brazilian, South American Indian and popular music, and having for principal elements rhythm and any typical melody of popular character'. His 'Bachianas Brasileiras' are supposed evocations of Bach in a Brazilian spirit.