Distribuição de flores

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Distribuição de flores = Distribution des fleurs = Distribution of flowers

This Belvedere Chamber Music Festival podcast episode features Distribution of Flowers.

The work is dedicated to Mindinha.

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Chamber Music

Flute & guitar


Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1970. Distribução de flores = Distribution de [sic] fleurs : pour flûte & guitare : Œuvre posthume. Paris: Éditions M. Eschig.

Though I've read that this work includes an optional part for a wordless female choir, it's not included in published scores I've seen.  The Max Eschig catalogue lists only the version for flute and guitar.  I think it would be cool to hear the choral version.


Premiere: 15/12/37 at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro.  Antonio Maria Passos played the flute, and João Teixeira Guimarães the guitar.

"The guitarist chosen to play for the work's first performance was the most famous and popular choro guitarist of the time, João Teixeira Guimarães, better known as João Pernambuco."  [Choro: a social history, by Tamara Elena Livingston-Isenhour, Thomas George Caracas Garcia, p. 189]