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VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Piano Music, Vol. 7 (Rubinsky) - Amazonas / Historias da Carochinha / Valsa Scherzo

Composer(s):Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Artist(s) Rubinsky, Sonia, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570503
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Villa-Lobos was one of the most prolific of all 20th-century composers. The works on this seventh volume of the complete piano works show the multilayered nature of Villa-Lobos’s idiom, which is as exuberant as the Brazilian landscape that inspired him so often. Amazonas, subtitled ‘Brazilian Indian ballet’, is based on indigenous themes that were embedded in the texture, and innovatively varied and transformed through sophisticated harmonic and rhythmic experiments. Even today Amazonas remains startling for its adventurous musical language. Several of the shorter pieces on this disc exist only in manuscript, and receive here their world première recording.


   




Review By ,Piano News,January 2010


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Review By David Denton, Naxos,October 2008

Claiming that his music was ‘the fruit of an immense, ardent and generous land’ shaped the vast range of style and influence that pervaded Villa-Lobos’s generous output. His piano music came from much of his life, the earliest piece on the disc being a transcription by Villa-Lobos of his orchestral score for the 1917 ballet, Amazonas. Its highly coloured and of layered structure calls for a pianist of prodigious technical ability. Sonia Rubinsky tears into it with passion and complete command of the score, the outcome being a brilliant display of keyboard pyrotechnics. We move back two generations in the 1940 Preludios para Guitarra, an essential score for guitarists, but seldom heard in its piano version. Another transcription comes in the

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