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.