Villa-Lobos Piano Music (Hamelin)

Artist: 

Marc-André Hamelin

Cover: 

Hamelin cover

Back cover:

Hamelin back cover

Date Recorded: 
2000
Label: 
Hyperion

This important disc from Hyperion includes both books of Prole do Bebe and As Tres Marias.  As well, there's the Rudepoema, which Hamelin has performed many times.

You can read the liner notes by Robert Matthew-Walker on the Hyperion site (requires free registration).

Category: 
Piano
Reviews: 

See the excerpts of the many rave reviews for this disc on the Hyperion site, including this one:

'Easily the most sophisticated Villa-Lobos piano disc currently in the catalogue' (International Record Review) 

  • BBC Music Magazine: the Prole do Bebe suites are "...dense-textured, hugely complicated scores, vast cascades of notes negotiated with vigour and style by Marc-André Hamelin."  (Christopher Wood)
  • Bryce Morrison's review in Gramophone, October 2000 (free registration required)
  • Lucie Renaud's review (in English and en français, with sound samples) at Scena.org
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