Sunday, January 31, 2010

Complete Villa-Lobos Piano works on CD

Brazilian pianist Marcelo Bratke's new series of the complete Villa-Lobos piano works on the Quartz label has been announced for early in February 2010.  Read the full-page article, which includes an interview with Bratke, in Estado de Sao Paulo [left] - and in Google translation.

Meanwhile, the fascinating story of Bratke's nearly-lifelong vision problems broke in a Daily Mail story by Kate Snell earlier this weekend.  It's pretty amazing story that we hadn't heard of this before, considering how serious Bratke's disability was, and what an amazing pianist he is.

The new series is due February 5 from Quartz Music; there's no sign of it yet on their website, or on Bratke's own website.

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