Thursday, December 16, 2010

Música Erudita Brasileira

The journal Textos do Brasil recently published an issue featuring classical music: #12 is entitled "Música Erudita Brasileira," which is available in PDF format.   There are more than a few articles of interest to the Villa-Lobos fan who can make out at least some Portuguese.   The article "Villa-Lobos Moderno e Nacional" by Jorge Coli discusses the transition in Villa's music from the modernism of the 1920s to the nationalism of the 30s.

Thanks to the Brazilian Concert Music blog for the link to this journal.  The site is currently featuring the CD that came with this issue, which contains music by a wide variety of Brazilian composers.

2 comments:

  1. Wellington Müller BujokasDecember 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Hello, Dean! There's also a version in Spanish: http://www.dc.mre.gov.br/imagens-e-textos/revista-textos-do-brasil/espanol/edicion-numero-12-musica-clasica-brasilena

    Quite a pity they haven't offered the English version there (there's a printed one).

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  2. Thanks for this, Wellington. Yes, I see that some of the other issues of Textos do Brasil are available in English. I'll check occasionally to see if the English version of Musica Erudita Brasileira is posted on the site.

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