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Villa-Lobos: String Quartets, Vol. 5

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Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
When a composer writes more than 700 pieces of music in his lifetime, as Heitor Villa-Lobos did, there's always plenty to investigate. Not everything is going to be a masterpiece, but the prospect of discovering hidden gems is enticing. Villa-Lobos's 17 string quartets alone will fill six CDs, and this, the fifth volume of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano's illuminating cycle, is a fine place to begin one's explorations. Villa-Lobos aspired to make the quartet a popular genre, in all senses of the word -- incorporating the melodies and rhythms of folk music, and offering appeal to a broader audience than chamber music typically finds. The Fifth Quartet 1931 was an important...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
When a composer writes more than 700 pieces of music in his lifetime, as Heitor Villa-Lobos did, there's always plenty to investigate. Not everything is going to be a masterpiece, but the prospect of discovering hidden gems is enticing. Villa-Lobos's 17 string quartets alone will fill six CDs, and this, the fifth volume of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano's illuminating cycle, is a fine place to begin one's explorations. Villa-Lobos aspired to make the quartet a popular genre, in all senses of the word -- incorporating the melodies and rhythms of folk music, and offering appeal to a broader audience than chamber music typically finds. The Fifth Quartet 1931 was an important transitional work in this respect, quoting a variety of children's songs and creating a vibrant interplay out of deceptively simple materials, while also eliciting striking new sound colors from the ensemble. The Tenth Quartet 1946 and Thirteenth Quartet 1951 find the composer in a more serious frame of mind, especially in their lyrical, somewhat somber slow movements. Here he seems less concerned with overt folkloric references than with pushing toward new and original harmonic territories. Whatever idiom the composer is working in, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano possess an equal ability to bring his nostalgic melodies and fiery rhythms alive. Their journey through Villa-Lobos's quartets is both commendable and exciting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2000
  • Label: Dorian Recordings
  • UPC: 053479321121
  • Catalog Number: 93211

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 String Quartet No. 5, Quarteto Popular, A. 263 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Cuarteto Latinoamericano (16:00)
    Composed byHeitor Villa-Lobos
    1. 1Poco andantino
    2. 2Vivo ed energico
    3. 3Andantino
    4. 4Allegro
  2. 5–8 String Quartet No. 10, A. 468 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Cuarteto Latinoamericano (24:51)
    Composed byHeitor Villa-Lobos
    1. 5Poco animato
    2. 6Adagio
    3. 7Scherzo, allegro vivace
    4. 8Molto allegro
  3. 9–12 String Quartet No. 13, A. 503 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Cuarteto Latinoamericano (21:05)
    Composed byHeitor Villa-Lobos
    1. 9Allegro non troppo
    2. 10Scherzo-vivace
    3. 11Adagio
    4. 12Allegro vivace
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cuarteto Latinoamericano Primary Artist
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