Villa-Lobos Harmonica Concerto (Robert Bonfiglio)


Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica.

Gerard Schwarz conducts the New York Chamber Symphony.


Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica

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RCA Victor Red Seal

Bonfiglio is today's standard-bearer for the Villa-Lobos Harmonica Concerto.  He's performed it many, many times around the globe.  His 1989 disc includes a superb version of the Concerto, along with some of Villa's best tunes (including BB#5's aria, the best of all), arranged for harmonica and orchestra.

  • Harmonica Concerto
  • Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Aria
  • Evocação, song for voice & piano (Modinhas e canções No. 7)
  • O canto do cisne negro (Song of the Black Swan), for cello & piano
  • Nesta rua, song for voice & orchestra (Modinhas e canções Album 2/2)
  • João Cambuetê, song for voice & piano (Modinhas e canções Album 2/5)
  • Samba clássico, song for voice & orchestra ("Ode")
  • Remeiro do São Francisco, song for voice & piano (Modinhas e canções Album 1/5)
  • Papai curumiassú, for voice & chorus
  • Lundu da Marquesa de Santos, song for voice & piano (Modinhas e canções Album 1/2)
  • Modinhas e canções, song cycle for voice & orchestra, Album 2 (3)
  • Xangô, song for voice & orchestra (Canções típicas brasileiras No. 4)
  • Canção do marinheiro, for voice & piano (Modinhas e canções I, No. 1)
  • Viola quebrada, song for voice & piano (Canções típicas brasileiras No. 6)
  • Improviso No. 7, for violin & piano ("Melodia")
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