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VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Piano Music, Vol. 8 (Rubinsky) - Guia pratico, Books 10, 11 / Suites infantil Nos. 1, 2 / Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (excerpts)

Composer(s):Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Artist(s) Rubinsky, Sonia, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570504
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


This eighth and final volume of Villa-Lobos’ complete solo piano music features Albums 10 and 11 from his Guia Prático (Albums 1–9 are available on Naxos 8.570008), the composer’s own piano arrangements of works from the related Guia Prático Volume 1: 137 Traditional Children’s Songs as Sung by Brazilian Children, originally written for various instrumental and vocal combinations, and his two Children’s Suites. In all these works the world of childhood is lovingly evoked with extraordinary originality and brilliant virtuosity.


   




Review By ,Piano News,January 2010


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Review By David Denton, Naxos,December 2008

Sadly this eighth volume concludes the piano works of Villa-Lobos, one of the most engaging cycles of South American music I have encountered. Largely self-taught as a composer, he was musically a free-spirit who assimilated the West European style on an extended period living in Paris. On his return to his native Brazil he worked to establish a national musical idiom, becoming a prolific composer in every genre, his substantial output for solo piano spanning much of his life. This final volume concentrates on his large number of works inspired by or written for children. Central to this sector of his output was the compilation of children’s melodies gathered in the eleven albums of Guia Pratico, the last two completing the set begun on volume 5 of this series.

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