Heitor Villa-lobos (1887-1959)

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Episodes

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01Rio De Janeiro: Framing Events *20090914

Donald Macleod explores the cities that were important to Villa-Lobos, focusing on the impact on him of Rio de Janeiro - the place where the composer was born and died.

Introduction to the Choros

Carlos Oramas (guitar)

Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria

Adrian Leaper (conductor)

SANCTUARY CD DCA 1150 Tr 1

Danca Frenetica

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Roberto Duarte (conductor)

MARCO POLO 8.223552 Tr 1

Rudepoema

Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

HYPERION CDA67176 Tr 21

Aria (Bachiana Brasileira No 6)

Erik Gratton (flute)

Cynthia Estill (Bassoon)

NAXOS 8.557460-62 CD2 Tr 7

Magnificat Alleluia

Corydon Singers

Matthew Best (conductor)

HYPERION CDA66638 Tr 20.

Donald Macleod explores the impact of Rio de Janeiro on Villa-Lobos' life and work.

02Paris: Opening Doors *20090915

Donald Macleod considers Villa-Lobos' relationship with Paris, the city where he developed his ideas, and which was a place he held in high affection for the rest of his life.

Quero ser Alegre (Suite for voice and violin)

Jill Gomez (soprano)

Peter Manning (violin)

HYPERION CDA66257 Tr 5

Nonetto

The Roger Wagner Chorale

The Concert Arts Ensemble

Roger Wagner (conductor)

El Records ACMEM150CD Tr 1

Choros No 3

Coro de La Filarmonica de Gran Canaria

Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria

Adrian Leaper (conductor)

SANCTUARY CD DCA 1150 Tr 4

Etudes for Guitar: Allegro non troppo; Anime

Timo Korhonen (guitar)

ONDINE ODE 837-2 Trs 5, 16

Quartet No 16 (excerpts)

Cuarteto Latinamericano

Saul Bitran (violin 1)

Aron Bitran (violin 2)

Javier Montiel (viola)

Alvaro Bitran (cello)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 6634/4 Trs 9-12.

Donald Macleod considers Villa-Lobos' relationship with Paris.

03The Amazon - Inspiring Fantasies *20090916

Villa-Lobos was fascinated by the Amazon- a source of inspiration in many of his works.

Donald Macleod follows the thread of fantasy that he weaved through his life.

Dawn in a Tropical Forest

Jena Philharmonic Orchestra

David Montgomery (conductor)

ARTE NOVA 74321 54465 2 Tr 1

Cancoes Tipicas Brasileiras: Viola Quebrada; Adeus Ema; Xango

Teresa Berganza (mezzo-soprano)

Juan Antonio Alvarez Parejo (piano)

CLAVES CD 50-8401 Trs 1, 2, 3, 6

Uirapuru

Odense Symphony Orchestra

Jan Wagner (conductor)

BRIDGE 9129 Tr 1

Green Mansions: Main Title; Rima's Face; End Title (Bronislau Kaper's arrangement of Villa-Lobos themes)

MGM Studio Orchestra

Film Soundtrack: FSM Volume 8 No 3 Trs 1, 6 and 21

Danca do Indio Branco

Alma Petchersky (piano)

ASV CD DCA 607.

Donald Macleod explores Villa-Lobos' fascination with the Amazon.

04Sao Paulo: - Convincing Brazilians *20090917

Donald Macleod discusses the importance to Villa-Lobos of the city of Sao Paulo.

Sao Paulo was where Villa-Lobos first achieved fame - and where he later became a revered national educator.

Donald Macleod looks at the Brazilian city that always celebrated his music.

String Quartet No 3 (excerpts)

Cuarteto Latinamericano

Saul Bitran (violin 1)

Aron Bitran (violin 2)

Javier Montiel (viola)

Alvaro Bitran (cello)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 6634/2 Trs 1-4

Uma Camponeza Cantadeira (Suite Floral)

Alma Petchersky (piano)

ASV CD DCA 1149 Tr 12

Pequena Suite (excerpts)

David Apter (piano)

Rebecca Rust (cello)

MARCO POLO 8.223527 Trs 1 and 6

Guia Pratico, Volume One (excerpts)

Piano- Sonia Rubinsky

NAXOS 8.570504

Symphony No 10 (excerpts)

Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra

Gisele Ben Dor (conductor)

KOCH 3-7488-2 HI Tr 5.

05New York: Wowing Americans20090924
05 LASTNew York: Wowing Americans *20090918

It was in New York that global recognition came to Villa-Villa Lobos.

Donald Macleod reflects on that city's devotion to the man and his music.

New York Skyline Melody

Alfred Heller (piano)

ETCETERA KTC 1123 Tr 11

Guitar concerto (excerpts)

Northern Chamber Orchestra

Nicholas Ward (director)

Robert Kraft (guitar)

NAXOS 8.550729 Tr 5 (excerpt) and Tr 6

Genesis

Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Roberto Duarte (conductor)

MARCO POLO 8.223357 Tr 1

Bendita Sabedoria

Corydon Singers

Matthew Best (conductor)

HYPERION CDA66638 Tr 7-12

Jet Whistle (Assobio a Jato)

Rebecca Rust (cello)

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

MARCO POLO 8.223527 Trs 14-16.

Donald Macleod reflects on New York's devotion to Villa-Lobos and his music.