Choros #11 (Ondine)

Artist: 

Ralf Gothoni, piano
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo

Cover: 

Ondine cover

Date Recorded: 
1999
Label: 
Ondine

This CD was a revelation when I first heard it in 2000.  Though it was included in the late-50s Villa-Lobos par lui-meme CD set, Choros #11 is not one of the Villa-Lobos staples.  I never really warmed up to that recording.  It was a nice surprise when Ondine came up with a well-recorded, well-played modern version of the complete score. 

This is awesome, if not especially carefully structured, music, beautifully played.  It sounds great, and Ondine's presentation is superb.

Very highly recommended!

Category: 
Choros
Concertos
Works: 
Reviews: 

Here is Harold Lewis's first response to the disc, from the rec.music.classical.recordings newgroup.

And the review from BBC Music Magazine.

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