August 2009 is indeed a big month for the 17 String Quartets of Villa-Lobos. Besides the release of the superb box-set of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, and their Mexico City performance of the complete cycle later this month,
Actually, I was wrong about the August concerts. I can't imagine how I screwed this up. Cariocas will have to wait until November for their complete cycle.The Quarteto Radamés Gnattali will perform the complete string quartets on the following dates:
- At Museu Villa-Lobos: November 10, 13, 24 and 28
- At Sala Guiomar Novaes (a small auditorium located at Sala Cecília Meireles): November 16, 18 and 21
The Gnattali Quartet website includes streaming audio of the Poco Animato movement from the sixth quartet from their Quadro Brasil CD.