Tuesday, November 20, 2001

39th Festival Villa-Lobos

O Globo On line, the online site of one of Brazil's media giants, has a feature on the 39th Festival Villa-Lobos, just under way in Rio de Janeiro. It includes a listing of concerts, some of which I didn't catch in my recent note (October 27, below) about the Festival.

There are only a couple of days left in the Festival. Go to VivaMusica! for a complete list of what's happening in Rio.

A fascinating radio archive from Brazil is available at Sistema Globo de Rádio - História, on the website of the media giant Globo. There's a five-minute feature entitled "Homenagem a Villa-Lobos", with commentary in Portuguese and some interesting-sounding historical music clips. Also included on this site are tributes to such important figures as Ary Barroso, Elis Regina, Caetano Veloso and Pixinguinha.

Monday, November 19, 2001

Some upcoming Villa-Lobos concerts and programs on the radio:

Rádio Cultura FM in São Paulo has a program of VL's piano concertante works, with pianist and professor Gilberto Tinetti, on November 20th at 14:00 SP time.

The next day (Nov. 21) at 20:00, you can hear clarinettist Paquito D'Rivera and pianist Pablo Zinger in VL's Fantasie Concertante and the late Carlos Guastavino's Sonata.

And, on November 26 you can hear the Quarteto [Cuarteto] Latino Americano play the 17th String Quartet.

All of these programs can be heard on the Internet using Windows Media Player, at http://www.tvcultura.com.br/radiofm/radiofm.asx.