Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Interview with BIS's Robert von Bahr

The latest issue of Fanfare includes an interview by Martin Anderson with Robert von Bahr of the Swedish record company BIS.  The recent Diapason d’Or de l’Année award to BIS for John Neschling's recordings of the complete Choros was mentioned by von Bahr, who is still scratching his head about Neschling's ouster from his post with Osesp.  "Neschling really kept the orchestra on its toes," von Bahr said.

He mentioned that BIS will be recording again in Sao Paulo, in February 2010.  One can only hope that BIS might be starting a complete recording of Villa-Lobos orchestral works.  If they could raise the bar for such great works as Amazonas, Uirapuru, Erosão, and Ruda the same way they did for the Bachianas Brasileiras and Choros, that would be a great start for Villa-Lobos in the coming year.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Dean, that would be excellent. Another idea they might entertain is a commercial release of the 'rare works' CD published last year by the MVL in a limited edition. I for one would love to hear the 'Odisseia de uma raça' and the 'Naufragio de Kleonikos'.
    I'm glad to see your website is still thriving, and even more vigorously than before.

    Best wishes

    Harold Lewis, Reading, England