Bachianas Brasileiras #3

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The third Bachianas Brasileiras is one of Villa-Lobos's best works for piano and orchestra.

Thesis: Heller, Alfred. 1974. A conductor's guide to Villa-Lobos's Bachianas brasileiras, numbers two, three, and eight. Document (DM)--Indiana University. 

See this post at The Villa-Lobos Magazine to watch Cristina Ortiz play BB#3, with Fábio Mechetti conducting the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in a concert from August of 2009.

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Bachianas Brasileiras
Orchestral Works

Solo Piano; 2 Flutes +1 Picc, 2 Oboes +1 English Horn, 2 Clarinets +1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons +1 Contra Bassoon - 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, 1 Tuba -Timpani, 3 Percussion players (Bass Drum, Tam-tam, Xylophone), Strings


Published by Ricordi, NY. 

This comprehensive listing of Bachianas Brasileiras scores from the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association website contains lots of useful information.


This work is becoming more popular in live performance, with 24 records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database (March 24).