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Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras Nos.7-9

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1400
Release date2006-09-15
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

In the opinion of Villa-Lobos, Bach's music was a music for the people - indeed, he even called it 'folk-loric'. As a result, the combination of Bachian polyphony and Brazilian elements evident in his Bachianas Brasileiras came naturally to him, even if it may have struck – and still strikes – audiences as unexpected. On the present disc, the sequel to BIS-CD-1250, it is the last three works in the monumental series which are being performed. All three are orchestral works, although No. 9 was composed so that it also could be performed by choir a cappella (or as he called it 'an orchestra of voices') – a version which is included on this disc. The previous instalment in this series was greeted with enthusiasm by the critics: 'These performances of Bachianas Brasileiras Nos. 2 and 4 easily are the finest available. The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra certainly ought to know how to play this music, and do they ever!' was the verdict on web site Classics Today.com, while the reviewer in Fanfare praised conductor Roberto Minczuk for managing 'a perfect balance of the earthy, folk elements and the classical framework in which they are placed by Villa-Lobos'. The review on the German web site klassik.com ends with the words: 'Lastly, this recording convinces through the refined playing of the orchestra, the superb quality of the sound, and – not least – the Brazilian charm of the interpretation.'
 
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  Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heitor
  Bachianas Brasileiras No.7 25:43
01 I. Preludio (Ponteio). Adagio 07:14 $ 1.52 USD
02 II. Giga (Quadrilha caipira). Allegretto scherzando 04:23 $ 0.92 USD
03 III. Toccata (Desafio). Andante quasi Allegretto 06:59 $ 1.47 USD
04 IV. Fuga (Conversa). Andante 07:07 $ 1.49 USD
 
 
  Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heitor
  Bachianas Brasileiras No.9. Version for string orchestra 08:13
05 I. Prelude. Vagaroso e místico 02:06 $ 0.44 USD
06 II. Fugue. Poco apressado 06:07 $ 1.28 USD
 
 
  Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heitor
  Bachianas Basileiras No.9. Version for choir a cappella 08:34
07 I. Prelude. Vagaroso e místico 02:00 $ 0.42 USD
08 II. Fugue. Poco apressado 06:34 $ 1.38 USD
 
 
  Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heitor
  Bachianas Brasileiras No.8 23:42
09 I. Preludio. Adagio 05:16 $ 1.11 USD
10 II. Aria (Modinha). Largo 07:37 $ 1.60 USD
11 Toccata (Catira batida). Vivace 05:35 $ 1.17 USD
12 IV. Fuga. Poco moderato 05:14 $ 1.10 USD
 
  Album total 66:12
ComposerVilla-Lobos, Heitor
OrchestraSão Paulo Symphony Orchestra
ConductorMinczuk, Roberto
ChoirSão Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir

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