News about Heitor Villa-Lobos on the web and in the Real World. Blogging Villa-Lobos since October 2001.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This is my favourite piece from Magdalena, Villa-Lobos's 1948 Broadway show. This video is from the June 2009 production in Campinas, featuring soprano Graziela Sanches. There's more from this production at YouTube.
This show had an influence on musicals in the late 40s and into the 50s; I suspect that Leonard Bernstein knew the work well.