Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine's Day Guitar at Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves

O vinho é coisa santa
Que nasce da cepa torta
A uns faz perder o tino
A outros errar a porta

Quando o vinho desce
As palavras sobem
As a former wine professional, I'm always on the look-out for a wine connection with Villa-Lobos. Here's one, and a romantic one at that: a Valentine's Day guitar concert with Eric Symons at the Gloria Ferrer Champagne Cellars in Sonoma.

[Don't miss Eric's comment, below.]

The Portuguese toast above is a traditional one. Here's the translation:

Wine is a holy thing
Born from the crooked grapevine
It makes some lose their mind
It makes others miss their door

When wine goes down
Words climb up
Words and music... Thanks to this cool exchange on the Wordreference forum for this.

1 comment:

  1. I will be performing my favorite Villa-Lobos Etudes for guitar. These are not just studies, but some of the most dramatic music written for the guitar, by a composer who many do not know was incredibly accomplished himself on the instrument. I have heard actual recordings of the two of the etudes, and in this performance I will be using the original score as my source material.

    -Eric Symons