The Pleeth Cello Octet play Villa-Lobos


The Pleeth Cello Octet
Jill Gomez, soprano
Peter Manning, violin


Pleeth Cello Octet cover

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The original 1993 disc on Hyperion was always one of my favourites, but it was getting hard to find. I'm so pleased that it's been re-issued on Helios, at mid-price, and easily found in online stores.

Both Bachianas performances are great, but the real reason to check out this disc is to hear the relatively rarely performed Suite for Voice and Violin. I also really enjoy the Preludes and Fugues, as arranged by their greatest fan, Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Information from the Hyperion website:

The excellent album cover picture is Tropical Storm with Tiger by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) - Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London

Recording details: May 1987
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Tony Faulkner

The front and back CD pictures, the superb liner notes by Simon Wright, and the original lyrics and translations are included in this PDF.  There are also 30 second MP3 sound clips of each track. What an excellent website!  Congrats to Hyperion.

Bachianas Brasileiras
Chamber Music

You can read excerpts of reviews on the Hyperion site

Lionel Salter's review in Gramophone, December 1987

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