Friday, October 30, 2009

Villa-Lobos on Cultura FM: November 2009

Every month I post highlights from the upcoming schedule of Cultura FM from Sao Paulo.  Since you can listen live to this station on the Internet, it's a great way to hear Brazilian classical music.  Occasionally Cultura FM presents live concerts or rare recordings.

This month is special: it's the climax of the Ano Villa-Lobos, with the 50th anniversary of Villa's death coming on the 17th of November.  Cultura FM has set aside big chunks of time to play and discuss Villa-Lobos's music, including the following (Google-translated into more-or-less English):

Highlights of the Villa-Lobos Month:
  • Cena Brasileira , Fridays, 20:00, totally devoted to Villa-Lobos,
  • O Brasil de Villa-Lobos (The Brazil of Villa-Lobos), Sundays at 11:00 [Museu Villa-Lobos Director Turíbio Santos continues his series],
  • Oferenda Musical (Musical Offering), Saturday, Nov. 7, 17:00,
  • Supertônica (Supertonic) November 15 at 21:00, the most popular works of the maestro at strategic points in the city,
  • From 00h on November 17, interventions throughout the programming marking the anniversary
  • The works of the maestro are presented on the programas Tema e Variações (Theme &Variations), Sala de Concerto (Concert Hall), Tarde Cultura e Noturno (Late Night Culture). 
Times are local Sao Paulo times, one hour ahead of EST.

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