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Villa-Lobos: Piano Music, Vol. 7

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All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
In Naxos' Heitor Villa-Lobos: Piano Music 7, Brazilian pianist Sonia Rubinsky explores some of the parallel piano versions of pieces that Villa-Lobos created in other forms along with some uncollected pieces that remain in manuscript only, many here recorded for the first time. This includes the piano solo version of Villa-Lobos' ballet "Amazonas" 1917 -- which Villa-Lobos himself transcribed in 1932 -- and José Vieira Brandao's rendering of Villa-Lobos' "Guitar Preludes" of 1940, which is a superbly pianistic bit of transcribing. The "Lembrancas do Sertao" from the "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2" migrates so well to the keyboard that if the listener didn't know of the ...
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All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
In Naxos' Heitor Villa-Lobos: Piano Music 7, Brazilian pianist Sonia Rubinsky explores some of the parallel piano versions of pieces that Villa-Lobos created in other forms along with some uncollected pieces that remain in manuscript only, many here recorded for the first time. This includes the piano solo version of Villa-Lobos' ballet "Amazonas" 1917 -- which Villa-Lobos himself transcribed in 1932 -- and José Vieira Brandao's rendering of Villa-Lobos' "Guitar Preludes" of 1940, which is a superbly pianistic bit of transcribing. The "Lembrancas do Sertao" from the "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2" migrates so well to the keyboard that if the listener didn't know of the original then one can't imagine this ever wasn't a piano piece to start with. The remainder includes the miniature "Feijoada Sem Perigo..." 1955, not quite a minute long and extremely rare for a composer all about elaborating ideas; the "Bailado infernal" 1920 is a violent eruption that feels like a harbinger of what would arrive with his "Rudepoéma" 1921-1926. The rest of the pieces, all very obscure, have an occasional feeling and seem to have been written to address certain places and circumstances; no great discoveries hear, but graceful and/or celebratory pieces that carry a certain casual elegance and pomp. Rubinsky, here as everywhere else in the series, demonstrates her keen acumen for anything Villa-Lobos. While the material on Volume 7 is not as heartstopping as what was on Volume 6, it's still a winner.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313050376
  • Catalog Number: 8570503
  • Sales rank: 397,605

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Amazonas, symphonic poem for orchestra (for use in ballet), A. 118 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (14:28)
  2. 2–6 Prelúdios (5), for guitar, A. 419 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (22:12)
  3. 3 Lembranco do sertão, for piano, A. 252 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (5:20)
  4. 4 Valsa-scherzo, for piano (Waltz Scherzo). A. 070 (Op. 17) - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (7:11)
  5. 5 Baliado infernal, for piano, A. 160 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (1:58)
  6. 6 Feijoada Sem Perigo..., for piano, A. deest - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (1:00)
  7. 11–14 Histórias da carochinha (4), for piano, A. 148 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (6:24)
  8. 15–19 Canções de cordialidade (5), suite for piano, A. deest - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (3:14)
  9. 16 Cortejo nupcial, for orchestra & organ, A. 491 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (4:33)
  10. 17 Valsa lenta, for piano, A. 043 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Sonia Rubinsky (2:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonia Rubinsky Primary Artist
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