Instrumental and Orchestral Works (EMI Classics)

Artist: 

Jesús López-Cobos (Conductor), Neville Marriner (Conductor), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Conductor), Angel Romero (guitar), Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (Orchestra), London Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra), New Philharmonia Orchestra (Orchestra), Cristina Ortiz (piano), John Harle (saxophone)

Cover: 

Instumental & orchestral works (EMI Classics)

Date Recorded: 
2007
Label: 
EMI Classics

This is one of the best bargains in Villa-Lobos CDs.  A-list orchestras and conductors perform some of Villa's best works, with top soloists.  Angel Romero is a fine soloist in the Guitar Concerto, and John Harle is likewise stellar in the Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra.  Cristina Ortiz also shines in Bachianas Brasileiras #3, perhaps Villa's greatest work for piano and orchestra.  Ortiz fills out the set nicely with some solo piano pieces.  It's also nice to hear the Momoprecoce, a fantasy for piano & orchestra based on the solo piano pieces Carnaval das crianças.

This disc is now (October 2011) available at The Naxos Music Library

Category: 
Bachianas Brasileiras
Concertos
Guitar
Piano
Naxos Music Library #: 
0094638152958
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