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VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 (Sao Paulo Symphony, Karabtchevsky)

Composer(s):Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Artist(s) Karabtchevsky, Isaac, Conductor • Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.573043
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


Heitor Villa-Lobos is generally acknowledged as Latin America’s foremost nationalist composer and his best known works, such as the Bachianas Brasileiras (Naxos 8.557460–62), have tended to overshadow the rest of his work. Symphony No 6, which launched his mature symphonic style, derives some of its themes from the contours of Brazilian hills and mountains, in a process devised by the composer to obtain a melody from an image by means of a graphic chart. The Symphony No 7 is scored for a huge orchestra and is one of the composer’s most ambitious and significant statements. Both works represent the composer’s powerful desire to invent a specifically

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Review By François Laurent,Diapason,


8.573043_Diapason_fr.pdf


Review By Pierre-Jean Tribot,ResMusica.com,September 2012

Le temps des œuvres orchestrales de Villa-Lobos est-il venu ? On l’espère car, depuis quelques années, on observe l’édition de sommes majeures : l’intégrale des symphonies sous la direction de Carl Sinclair (CPO) et surtout celle des Chôros avec John Neschling (Bis). On se réjouit donc de cette nouvelle intégrale entreprise par Naxos avec l’un des plus exceptionnels orchestres de notre époque.

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