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Orchestral Music of Villa-Lobos

10 April 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 April 2003
  • Release Date: 10 April 2006
  • Label: Bridge Records, Inc.
  • Copyright: 2003 Bridge Records, Inc.
  • Total Length: 1:01:32
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  • ASIN: B005JT1R4A
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 182,014 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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This is an excellent recording and a good place to get an overview of Villa-Lobos' orchestral writing because the three works span his career with "Uirapuru" being an early ballet, the "Bachianas" belonging to his middle career and "The Emperor Jones" to his later years. What is striking is how consistent his music voice was. His musical output was vast and many critics like to pointout how variable the quality of his work was but I've yet to find a work of his that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed.

From the album cover it's clear that the early ballet, "Uirapuru" is the main selling point, even though all three works are of similar length. It's tale of a mythical Amazonian bird, written around 1917, whilst evocative of its location it does conjure up Stravinsky's "Firebird" and "Song of the Nightingale" and it's hard not to think Villa-Lobos wasn't influenced by both. It is still a striking piece and wonderfully scored. The Odense orchestra under Venezuelan conductor, Jan Wagner, turn in an excellent performance and its fine sound engineering make a case for this being the best available version. If this is the standard for a provincial Danish orchestra then orchestral playing is in rude health there.

"Bachianas Brasileiras No 4" has much attractive music but has always seemed an oddity to me with the restrained Bach like strings in the opening movement giving way to more sentimental and then some quite heavily scored passages in the following movements. The playing here is very beautiful in the opening movement and Wagner takes the next two movements at a slow pace. A strange thing happens in the second "Coral" movement when no tam tams or cymbals are to be heard in the big climax.
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An excellent coupling, well played and recorded. The Odense orchestra and maestro Wagner really bring out the vitality and weight of these neglected pieces.

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