Congratulations to Joe Michels of Troy NY, the penultimate winner of a CD from Sonia Rubinsky's complete set of Villa-Lobos's Piano Music on Naxos.
The winner of Volume 8 will be drawn on Friday, August 6.
BBC Classics CD with 2 short pieces.
The 11th Album of Guia Pratico, by the way, is much later than the first ten. It was published in 1949, nearly 20 years after the bulk of the collection came out, during Villa's musical education phase. Rubinsky handles everything Villa-Lobos throws her way, and that's not inconsiderable. Rubinsky also handles the simpler, more delicate early Suites Infantils very well. I find some of these early pieces quite impressive; they speak to the innocence and purity of childhood.