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    Default Do you enjoy the symphonies of Villa-Lobos?

    Just as the title says. I am not too familiar with these works, but I just want to hear what others think of them.

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    I am not familiar with his symphonies. I do enjoy his piano works such as Suite Floral and A prole do bebê.

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    I really like his Bachianas Brasilieras and string quartets, but none of the other works I've listened to (including a number of the symphonies) have really clicked with me yet. They were ok though, so I wouldn't feel comfortable saying I didn't enjoy them. I'm kind of in between and may revisit them sometime soon myself.
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    Although one of my favourite piano/orchestra works is Villa-Lobos' Momoprecoce, I haven't done much exploration of his larger orchestral works. This thread, however, made me take a quick listen to parts of 3 of his symphonies, 6, 7 & 12. My listen wasn't in detail with comparisons of different recordings or giving them repeated hearings so isn't worth much. But for what it is worth, I can sum it up with 'pleasant but not memorable'.

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    No. I don't.

    The only Villa Lobos I'm familiar with is The Baby's Family piano suite, excerpts performed by Artur Rubinstein, and I didn't care much for that either.

    But thanks for askin'.
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    A prole do bebê....sounds like prescription cough medicine.

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    CPO has a delightful set, you should try it OP.
    Good poll by the way.

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    I haven't decided yet - they certainly have some interesting parts, there is definite potential for the ones I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heck148 View Post
    I haven't decided yet - they certainly have some interesting parts, there is definite potential for the ones I've heard.
    Keep us posted.
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    I haven't dabbled into them. I got stuck on the Bachianas Brasilerias. When I look at the extent of his output, it's too daunting to go further.

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    I have not listened to these works very much but somehow find them very intriguing. The biggest barrier is to simply start, and I feel a little like Manxfeeder. There is so much music to become familiar with (and this also goes for Villa-Lobos in general!). I do like some of the Bachianas pieces very much. No 3 in particular is a very exciting piano concerto and No 5 needs no introduction. The 5 piano concertos have some great lyrical tunes that pop up from time to time. There is also much fine music among the many solo piano works.

    I suppose they have been on my "get to know" list for long enough. Perhaps it is time to check them out in earnest.
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