Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Presença de Villa-Lobos

Between 1961 and 1985 the Museu Villa-Lobos published a number of volumes of the periodical Presença de Villa-Lobos, containing essays, appreciations and reminiscences about the composer. This brand new edition celebrates the life of Arminda Villa-Lobos on the occasion of the Centennial of her birth. Its launch takes place at the Museu Villa-Lobos next Monday, December 17th. The Trio d'Ambrosio provides the music.

See this entertaining essay by Harold Lewis, which contains some great stories from the earlier volumes.

New Villa-Lobos Symphonies disc

Here is my review of the first disc in the new Naxos Villa-Lobos Symphonies series, released earlier this year.  I'm a big fan of the 6th Symphony!