Saturday 12 June 2010, 7.30pm
Villa-Lobos & Friends: Bach and Mendelssohn
Sonia Rubinski, piano
Even 50 years after his death, Villa-Lobos remains uncharted territory: his belief in the inherent and fundamental link between Brazilian folklore and the music of Bach are revealed in this programme in a new way, and his belief in the universality of Brazilian folk songs is explored side by side with some of Mendelssohn's alluring Songs Without Words. The programme ends with the Brazilian Cycle, a Villa-Lobos tour-de-force of inventiveness, lyricism and virtuosity.
Bach - Ricercar a Tre from the Musical Offering
Mendelssohn - Songs Without Words op. 19 no. 1-6
Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras no. 4