Villa-Lobos: Complete Symphonies

Villa-Lobos: Complete Symphonies

8.506039 (Naxos, CD, 6 discs)

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COMPILATION (13 November 2020)

Playing time: 75'26"/63'09"/68'18"/73'43"/60'47"/57'42" - TT 399'05"
Tracks: 8 + 8 + 8 + 12 + 5 + 6
Booklet pages: 12 + 8 + 8 + 12 + 20 + 12
© 2012-2017 and 2020 Naxos Rights US Inc
Main country of recording: Brazil
Country of manufacture: Germany
Sent to a reviewer on 23 November 2020


Listen: Villa-Lobos: Molto allegro (Symphony No 12) (CD6 track 5, 0:01-0:55)

Leonardo Neiva, baritone (CD5)
Saulo Javan, bass (CD5)
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
São Paulo Symphony Choir (CD5 and CD6)
São Paulo Symphony Children's Choir (CD6)
Naomi Munakata, chorus-master (CD5 and CD6)
Isaac Karabtchevsky, conductor

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959):

CD1 (8.573829)

Symphony No 1 'O Imprevisto' (1916)
1 Allegro assai moderato
2 Adagio
3 Scherzo: Allegro vivace
4 Allegro con brio

Symphony No 2 'Ascensão' (1917-44)
5 Allegro non troppo
6 Allegretto scherzando
7 Andante moderato
8 Allegro

CD2 (8.573151)

Symphony No 3 'War' (1919)
1 Life and Labour: Allegro quasi giusto
2 Intrigues and Rumours: Movimento vivo
3 Suffering: Lento e marcial
4 The Battle: Allegro impetuoso

Symphony No 4 'Victory' (1919)
5 Allegro impetuoso
6 Andantino
7 Andante
8 Lento - Allegro

CD3 (8.573043)

Symphony No 6 'On the Outline of the Mountains of Brazil' (1944)
1 Allegro non troppo
2 Lento
3 Allegretto quasi animato
4 Allegro

Symphony No 7 (1945)
5 Allegro vivace
6 Lento
7 Scherzo: Allegro non troppo
8 Allegro preciso

CD4 (8.573777)

Symphony No 8 (1950)
1 Andante
2 Lento assai
3 Allegretto scherzando
4 Allegro giusto

Symphony No 9 (1952)
5 Allegro
6 Adagio
7 Scherzo: Vivace
8 Allegro giusto

Symphony No 11 (1955)
9 Allegro moderato
10 Largo
11 Scherzo: Molto vivace
12 Molto allegro

CD5 (8.573243)

Symphony No 10 'Ameríndia' (Sumé, Father of Fathers) (1954) - oratorio for tenor *, baritone, bass, mixed chorus and orchestra
1 The Earth and its Creatures: Allegro
2 War Cry: Lento
3 Iurupichuna: Scherzo (Allegretto scherzando)
4 The Voice of the Earth and the Appearance of Father Anchieta: Lento
5 Poco allegro

CD6 (8.573451)

1 Uirapuru (1917)

Symphony No 12 (1957)
2 Allegro non troppo
3 Adagio
4 Scherzo (Vivace)
5 Molto allegro

6 Mandu-Çarará (1940)

Recorded at Sala São Paulo, Brazil:
21 February-5 March 2011: Symphonies 6 and 7
26 February-5 March 2012: Symphonies 3 and 4
2-16 February 2013: Symphony No 10
28 February - 7 March 2014: Uirapuru and Symphony No 12
19-21 June 2014: Mandu-Çarará
10-13 February 2015: Symphony No 8
16-19 February 2016: Symphony No 9
23-26 February 2016: Symphony No 11
13-16 February 2017: Symphony No 1
17 and 20-23 February 2017: Symphony No 2

* On the recording of Symphony No 10, the tenor solo is sung by the tenor section of the choir.

 

 

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