ClassicsOnline Home » VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Guitar Quartets (Brazilian Guitar Quartet) > Review List



VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Guitar Quartets (Brazilian Guitar Quartet)

Composer(s):Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Artist(s) Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue DE3409
Label Delos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   



New arrangements of Villa's music, beautifully played
Review By dfrey,January 2011

The music of Villa-Lobos has always attracted arrangers, including the composer himself. Villa adapted his own works in a multitude of formats; his first thoughts about musical ideas were rarely his last. There is so much interesting music to adapt beyond the usual Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras #5 (which is out there in so many versions, including harmonica, saxophone, and percussion) and the Little Train movement from BB #2 (a favourite of marching bands and even reggae groups).

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet included an arrangement of the entire Bachianas Brasileiras #1 in a previous CD "Essencia do Brasil" which I thought worked out very well. The new BGQ Plays Villa-Lobos CD includes a wide selection of music originally written for piano and chamber ensemble, more....

BGQ Strikes Again!
Review By DM96074,March 2011

Brazilian Guitar Quartet plays Villa-Lobos (DELOS)

Heitor Villa-Lobos was a prolific composer of orchestral and chamber music, opera and film scores. His music was a unique blend of modern European classical music, Brazilian folk song, and African and Native American dance rhythms, as can be seen in the breadth of repertoire presented in this collection. Beginning with “Suite Floral”, a Debussy-esque piece for piano, it includes “The Cirandas”, based on children’s folksong and circle dance, “Dancas Caracteristicas Africanas”, orchestrated African folk dances, and his 5th and 12th quartets for strings. The success of this European/New World mixture made Villa-Lobos one of the most influential composers in Latin America.

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet is the more....



Review By Kenneth Keaton, American Record Guide,July 2011

This is a magnificent program by one of the world’s finest guitar quartets. If, like most guitarists, you know Villa-Lobos’s music for guitar but none of his other works, this will be quite a discovery for you.

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s performance of this music is flawless. Ensemble is perfect, and the range of color and dynamics is wonderful and satisfying. Their rhythmic energy is infectious. I’ve never encountered this music in guitar arrangements before, and can only hope for more. © 2011 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide online





 

Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.
Classicsonline.com – Your Classical Music Download Source
3:33:27 AM Wednesday, September 17, 2014  -211-