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    My introduction to Villa-Lobos was the Decca recording of Jorge Luis Prats playing Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4:

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OL...EvXvoHu8sIyt_4

    Still a big favorite of mine, especially the Coral. It's such a shame that he hasn't made another album since. After that, I love Marc-André Hamelin's Hyperion disc of Villa-Lobos piano music, especially the Rudepoêma. Otherwise, I'm pretty uninitiated, but I look forward to listening to the Naxos recording of the violin sonatas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Zito View Post
    My introduction to Villa-Lobos was the Decca recording of Jorge Luis Prats playing Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4:

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OL...EvXvoHu8sIyt_4

    Still a big favorite of mine, especially the Coral. It's such a shame that he hasn't made another album since. After that, I love Marc-André Hamelin's Hyperion disc of Villa-Lobos piano music, especially the Rudepoêma. Otherwise, I'm pretty uninitiated, but I look forward to listening to the Naxos recording of the violin sonatas!
    As you mention piano music by Villa-Lobos, I hope you've listened to Freire's recordings, if not, you should.

    From when Freire was about 30, on Telefunken/TELDEC
    https://www.discogs.com/pt_BR/Heitor...elease/3114715

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sELkkIxOAag

    Or from 2012, on Decca:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EizN9bymgls

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackRance View Post
    As a brazilian I love Villa-Lobos and I don't understand why he is so rarely played...
    Perhaps a lot of it has to do with him being Brazilian? It seems that outside of Europe and Russia, the classical world doesn't exist for many listeners. Thankfully, it does for me and you can count me as a huge of Villa-Lobos. I've made several long-ish post here, so you may want to look those over and the same goes for the member Livly_Station who has expressed their love for the composer on this thread as well.
    Last edited by Neo Romanza; Sep-27-2021 at 19:48.
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    I'm enjoying my birthday with some Villa-Lobos.

    Bachianas No. 1, 7, 8 and 9, and Choros No. 6 -- all so incredibly beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livly_Station View Post
    I'm enjoying my birthday with some Villa-Lobos.

    Bachianas No. 1, 7, 8 and 9, and Choros No. 6 -- all so incredibly beautiful!
    Happy Birthday, Livly! Hope you are enjoying your day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Romanza View Post
    Happy Birthday, Livly! Hope you are enjoying your day.
    Thank you very much! I am having fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Zito View Post
    My introduction to Villa-Lobos was the Decca recording of Jorge Luis Prats playing Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4:

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OL...EvXvoHu8sIyt_4

    Still a big favorite of mine, especially the Coral. It's such a shame that he hasn't made another album since. After that, I love Marc-André Hamelin's Hyperion disc of Villa-Lobos piano music, especially the Rudepoêma. Otherwise, I'm pretty uninitiated, but I look forward to listening to the Naxos recording of the violin sonatas!
    The Coral ("Canto do Sertão") has a section which uses a really unique piano technique that I've never seen elsewhere. You're supposed to play some chords without letting the hammer hit the strings (so no sound), but letting the chord reverberate through the notes of the bass.

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    Glad to see Villa-Lobos has a seat here

    Here is a prelude from him: https://youtu.be/9WWmU6Z5bDg
    and the famous etude 1 - live concert many many years ago... https://youtu.be/9WWmU6Z5bDg

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