Forest of the Amazon (Heller, Fleming)

Artist: 

Alfred Heller conducting the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Renée Fleming

Cover: 

Forest of the Amazon cover

An earlier version of the cover:

Forest cover

Date Recorded: 
2001
Label: 
Delos

This performance includes more music than the famous LP from the 1950s with Villa-Lobos conducting and Bidu Sayao singing.  This is a tribute to Alfred Heller's scholarship and his connections (he was Villa's assistant in the late 1950s).  Heller and his Russian orchestra are excellent, and Renée Fleming's singing is superb.

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

Category: 
Orchestral
Vocal Music
Reviews: 

Lionel Salter review in Gramophone, May 1996 (free registration required)

Naxos Music Library #: 
DE1037