Wednesday, August 19, 2009

About the New Villa-Lobos scores

The story of the newly-discovered scores of Villa-Lobos has some legs. AP has picked the story up, and I've seen it featured in a number of Portuguese and French music blogs. Here's some new information from Marcelo Rodolfo at the Museu Villa-Lobos in Rio - thanks, Marcelo!:
The great Brazilian soprano Vera Janacopulos, in order to help Villa-Lobos, asked him to arrange/transcribe to her songs by other composers and Guy de Ropartz was one of them.
Let's hope that the current crop of Brazilian sopranos are lining up to record these new songs!

P.S. Thanks to Vera Janacopulos, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and the estagiários (interns) who discovered these scores nearly 90 years after they were written, for leading me to the amazing music of Guy Ropartz.

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