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GERALD FENECH

'The São Paulo players respond with joyous enthusiasm to the rhythmic vitality and ingenious orchestration of these scores ...'

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos 8, 9 and 11. São Paulo Symphony Orchestra / Isaac Karabtchevsky. © 2017 Naxos Rights US Inc

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) is undoubtedly not only Brazil's greatest composer of the twentieth century, but also one of the world's leading composers of the same century. By 1940 he was already a shining light of South American music, and his career was strengthening at a faster rate than one could imagine. In the 1920s the composer was for the most part resident in Paris, where he had formulated a far-reaching vision of Brazil in his music. In 1944 he visited the USA for the first time, and the following year he conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

Copyright © 23 June 2017 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS: SYMPHONIES NOS 8, 9 AND 11

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS

BRAZIL

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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