Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mandu Çarárá in Caracas

The 4th Annual Festival Villa-Lobos in Caracas continues with an important concert conducted by Roberto Tibiriça.  The Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana Simón Bolívar and the Coro Sinfónico Juvenil de Venezuela will perform two rarely played works: the 4th Symphony and the 1939 Cantata Mandu Çarará.

The latter work is especially in need of more performances and a good new recording.  In the words of Fabio Zanon, "It's a mystery why a work so spectacular is practically unknown."

Thanks to Eugenia Meijer Werner for the heads-up on this.

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