Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mid Europe International Wind Music Festival

The Banda Sinfônica de Cubatão has been invited to Austria this summer, for the 2010 Mid Europe International Wind Music Festival.  This is cool, because it will be a chance to bring Brazilian symphonic band music to a wider audience.

Villa-Lobos wrote some amazing works for band.  I'm especially impressed with the late (1959) work Concerto Grosso for Woodwind Quartet & Wind Orchestra, which really deserves to be better known.  There are two excellent recordings of this work, on Naxos & Albany.  You can listen to both at The Naxos Music Library.

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