What's New at villalobos.ca

This page is a bit of an oxymoron: it's the very, very old "What's New" page.

However, I will post some new website features for the new site:

October 10, 2007: Check out the link to "Tumbling VL" - on the Features page, and from the main menu to the left.
October 14, 2007: Important CD and Book profiles show up in their own sections, and on the front page.
November 17, 2007: Villa-Lobos Store and Timeline
December 17, 2007: Concert Calendar
January 31, 2008: Concert Locations, Works in Concert and Upcoming Concerts
August 2008: Works, by Category - lots of new Recordings
September 2008: a new list of Theses
November 2008: Podcasts
January 2009: The World of Villa-Lobos

July 2009: VL Twitter Feed


May
15
'02

The "What's New" weblog has been re-named the Villa-Lobos Magazine. That's the place to watch for most of the interesting things relating to Villa-Lobos. Typically it will be updated at least once a week.  
 
There's something really new with "What's New": Villa-Lobos Blogs!

A Blog is a web-log - a chronological log or journal that's put together to keep people informed or amused. After hearing about Blogs from the University of Saskatchewan's Peter Scott at a recent conference, I began three Villa-Lobos Blogs:

Villa-Lobos Website What's New. All this time (since 1996) I've been blogging without realizing it! This Blog will help you keep track of what's happening on this database, and in major Villa-Lobos events worldwide - online or in the real world. Eventually the What's New Blog will replace this page.

So check out the weblog, and let me know what you think. The Villa-Lobos Blogs are powered by Blogger.

Jan
23
'02

June
5
'01

Here's an exciting announcement: plans for a major international Villa-Lobos Conference, which Prof. Eero Tarasti of Helsinki has shared with us earlier this year, have been finalized. Sponsored by the Institut Culturel Finlandais in Paris, the conference will take place on April 10-13, 2002.

There is more information on the Conference, in English and Portuguese, at the following website:

www.music.helsinki.fi/villa-lobos-2002/

This conference looks to be a major event in the continuing global exploration into the life and music of Villa-Lobos. Watch here for the latest information on the Conference.

 
 
The Museu Villa-Lobos in Rio de Janeiro is the most important centre for Villa-Lobos research. Thanks to Villa-Lobos fan futura, we have some cool pictures of what's up at the Museu. Thanks, futura!

Mar
23
'01

Mar
7
'01

Professor Eero Tarasti, the great Villa-Lobos scholar, writes with this exciting news from Helsinki:

"I must tell you that together with my friend in Paris Pierre Vidal we are planning to organize a major international symposium on the life and work of Villa-Lobos in March 14-16, 2002 in Paris, mostly at L'Institut Finlandais. This was decided last spring already when we together visited the Brazilian Embassy in Paris and saw the Embassador Marco Azambuja. So the convention will be realized as a Finno-Franco-Brazilian cooperation. I hope you would be able to attend and I am also very much looking forwards to receiving your kindest help in announcing this event at your website. I have two assistant organizers: one Mr Luiz Fernando de Nascimento Lima who is one of my doctoral students here at the Helsinki Univ. and Mr. Alvaro Guimaraes a musician and director of the ensemble Het Spectra in Belgium - he will be responsible for the music program. As soon as we know how the economy is arranged we shall send to you the complete announcement of the symposium.
All my best wishes - Eero Tarasti"

 
 
Harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio is one of today's biggest Villa-Lobos advocates. He has played the VL Harmonica Concerto more than 200 times, with symphony orchestras around the world. I had a chance to interview Robert by email recently.

Feb
6
'01

Nov
10
'00

A major new work by Villa-Lobos has been released for the first time - the 10th Symphony "Amerindia", written in 1952. Amazingly, though this work has never been commercially available on CD or LP, the work was recorded (by the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra under Gisèle Ben-Dor), at about the same time as a rival recording (by Carl St. Clair and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony as part of their landmark project, the integral recording of the complete symphonies of Villa-Lobos.) Bert Berenshot provides this perceptive review. My own first listening of the CD - which just arrived from Amazon.com - left me very much impressed with the deluxe package from Koch International and the excellent performance by Ben-Dor and her vocal, choral and orchestral forces. My first impression of the music itself is very positive. Though I agree with Bert that it may not be as great a work as the Discovery of Brazil suites, it is a fascinating piece: clever, occasionally moving, and always lots of fun to listen to.

David Leisner CD coverAnother important new CD comes from Azica records and guitarist David Leisner. It's the Complete Works for Solo Guitar, including the first recording of the Etudes in their original manuscript form. This is an exceptional CD: the hugely popular Preludes and Choros no. 1 are beautifully played, and the slighter but still pretty Suite Popular Besilienne pieces sound great too. Though some of the differences between the original score and the Segovia-influenced published score are of primary interest to the Classical Guitar (CG) community, even a non-CG specialist who takes the time to compare versions will experience something like what happens when an old master painting has years of grime and retouchings removed. Another highly recommended CD, and more evidence of what Bert calls the "ongoing revival and revaluation" of Villa-Lobos' music.

 
 
I recently received an email from an old friend, Alfred Heller - president of the Villa-Lobos Music Society in New York. Alfred sends some interesting updates concerning Villa-Lobos copyrights, which I've added to the new section in this site on Copyright.

Alfred sends this very interesting note about an important event:

On April 27, the Villa-Lobos Society Chamber Players of the Villa-Lobos Music Society celebrated the 500th anniversary of Brazil and
commemorated the 40th anniversary of the passing of Mr. Villa-Lobos with an all Villa-Lobos concert at Merkin Hall in New York. The concert was sponsored by The Consulate General of Brazil in New York as well as a number of banks and businesses. The performers were the Anglo/Chinese cellist Miranda Su Lan Harding, Swedish soprano Jeanette Köhn, flutist Christine Locke, tenor Marc Heller, Brazilian American violinist Juliana Pereira and pianist Alfred Heller. The program included the complete four movements of the Bachianas Brasileiras Number 2 for cello and piano, the 1st Violin Sonata Fantasia, The Jet Whistle, Songs of the Tropical Forest with soprano, selected songs with tenor, and a piano, cello, soprano version of the Bachianas Brasileiras Number 5. After the concluding song, Samba Clássico, performed by all six artists, the artists received a standing ovation.

Best regards,
Alfred Heller

Thanks so much for this update, Alfred. I trust we can look forward to a recording of the BB#2 for cello & piano soon?

I've put together a second Villa-Lobos web-radio station - check out Heitor Villa-Lobos and the Music of Brazil on Live365.com. This is a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week station with a wide variety of music - officially licensed by ASCAP - by Villa-Lobos and some popular Brazilian artists influenced by him. Enjoy!

Oct
27
'00

Aug
16
'00

An interesting upcoming concert from the Proms 2000 season: The Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing both the 1st and 5th Bachianas Brasileiras (the latter with Soprano Juanita Lascarro), along with interesting works by Francaix and Brett Dean. This is of interest to those of you outside of the UK, since BBC's Radio 3 (which broadcasts the Proms concerts live) is now available on the Internet.

Check out this new CD review and an excellent review of the new Villa-Lobos film by Harold Lewis.

A new feature: thanks to the cool concept of Radio Sonicnet, you can now listen to a web radio station that plays music by Villa-Lobos, along with European and American composers from his time, as well as music by today's popular Brazilian artists, most of whom were influenced by Villa-Lobos. It's the Villa-Lobos & His Contemporaries station on Radio Sonicnet. Click here to listen, and click here for more information on the composers you can hear: they include such important influences as Stravinsky, Debussy and Ravel, and such Villa-philes as Tom Jobim and Gilberto Gil.

 
 
The February 2000 issue of Brazzil magazine includes this fascinating article by Daniella Thompson: "Stalking Stokowski".
"Once upon a time, an American record company got its hands on some rare and wonderful Brazilian music and made it even rarer. This is the story of my hunt for Native Brazilian Music."
It's great to know we have people like Daniella out there digging for this important information! Excellent work!

Daniella's mention of "Saludos Amigos" reminds me that the classic Disney feature - released in 1942 as part of the U.S. "Good Neighbor" Policy during WWII - is now available on VHS and DVD. Besides being completely entertaining in its own right, this is an important release because it includes "South of the border with Disney". This documentary "featurette" shows an interesting picture of 40's Brazil through Hollywood's eyes. There's even a short clip of Villa-Lobos conducting one of his massive children's choral concerts at Rio's Vasco da Gama Stadium! This is highly recommended for Villa-Lobos and Donald Duck fans!

June
15
'00

May
18
'00

Here's some exciting news: there's a brand new website for Zelito Viana's new film "Villa-Lobos: Uma Vida de Paixão" (A Life of Passion). The site includes pictures, excerpts from the score, information on the cast and technical crew, and a long interview with director Viana. It promises film clips soon - I'm anxious to see those, and to hear about distribution plans outside of Brazil. I'll definitely pass on any information I receive. In the meantime, check out the latest news at this page.  
 
Villa-Lobos died on November 17, 1959. His grave is in the Cemitério São João Batista in Rio de Janeiro. At the fascinating Find a Grave site you can see pictures of his grave by Amir Borges. As well, you can take a virtual tour of the cemetery, and see the graves of Villa-Lobos's famous fellow countrymen and women: Carmen Miranda, Tom Jobim and Nelson Gonçalves. This is the World-Wide Web at its best!

The new Ricardo Peres CD "Voyages" - with music by Egberto Gismonti, Astor Piazzolla and Ricardo himself - is now available. Check out the Ricardo Peres website for more information. In the meantime, here's a cpiece by Egberto Gismonti, "A Fala da Paixao", arranged by Ricardo, in MP3 format.

May
4
'00

Sep
7
'99

Lisa M. Peppercorn is one of the great Villa-Lobos scholars. Her recent book The Villa-Lobos Letters is indispensible. Order it direct from Toccata Press, from the U.K. Amazon.com, or from your local bookseller.. It's available in hardcover (ISBN 0 907689 28 0; £19.50) or paperback (ISBN 0 907689 29 9).

Villa-Lobos Letters cover

 

 
 
Check out the new Ricardo Peres pages.
Thanks to Torin Shuster of the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary for these scans of Brazil's 500 cruzeiro banknote. Check out Torin's new CGSC website, too.
Brazil banknote: Obverse



Villa-Lobos banknote: Reverse

Aug
27
'99

Aug
27
'99

The first of the CDs from the very first integral recording of the complete symphonies of Villa-Lobos has been released in Europe on the cpo label, with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart , conducted by Carl St. Clair. You can get more information on the CD, which contains the First and Eleventh Symphonies, at the jpc website. The site includes 30-second RealAudio sound clips from each of the 8 movements on the disk. The music sounds great! As well, people in Europe can order the CD online, for 34.95 DM (17.87 EUR). The number of the CD is 8228806. I'll include order information for North Americans soon as the information becomes available. .Symphonies 1 & 11: CD label  
 
As the RSO Stuttgart Villa-Lobos Symphonies project comes to the end of its recording phase, we have the latest information from conductor Carl St. Clair, and a recent article by Irineu Perpetuo from the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, as translated by Harry Crowl. Thanks, Irineu and Harry, for allowing us to reprint this information for the information of the thousands around the world that are eagerly awaiting these CDs!
Cantus Quercus Press is pleased to announce the release of the next title in their Villa-Lobos choral series: TANTUM ERGO (CQ9909). For mixed choir, a cappella, this is a challenging piece for intonation with its chromaticism, but what a beautiful sound! Approx. 2'25". 4 pp, $1.65

Aug
25
'99

Aug
11
'99

George Gershwin is in many ways the North American equivalent of Villa-Lobos. Red Deer pianist and music educator Duke Thompson is a Gershwin (& McDowell) specialist. He's the taller half of "Dr. Duke & the Brazilian", with Ricardo Peres. Check out Duke's new website and his excellent new Gershwin CD. Also, watch for upcoming essays by Duke and myself on the largely unexplored link between George Gershwin & Heitor Villa-Lobos  
 
Here's the latest on the RSO Stuttgart Villa-Lobos Symphonies project from conductor Carl St. Clair: "In the first week of July we, the SRO and I will be recording the 9th Symphony and the Sinfonietta. That will leave on the 10th which will be recorded in December."
Fans of Villa-Lobos's guitar music - and they are legion - will want to see this: Villa-Lobos and the Guitar. Check out guitarist and composer David Leisner's excellent website with many useful links and resources. David will release a CD of the complete Villa-Lobos guitar music on the Azica Records label, in early 2000. David's upcoming summer guitar concerts in Europe are listed in the Upcoming Villa-Lobos Concerts page.

June
25
'99

May
3
'99

Here are some fascinating essays by Harold Lewis, gleaned from the important "Presença de Villa-Lobos" series of the Museu Villa-Lobos.

A new feature: Villa-Lobos Scores - information about availability of study and performance scores.

And another: Villa-Lobos Sound Files on the Web: links to RealAudio, MP3 and WAV clips.

 
 
I've often been struck by the importance of Villa-Lobos' music to Brazilian popular musicians today. One excellent example is the use of Villa-Lobos source material in the recent Rio Carnaval. Another is this recent CD by Ney Matogrosso: "O Cair da Tarde" ("Twilight": named for a song Villa-Lobos wrote for the 1959 MGM film Green Mansions. The marvellous official Ney Matogrosso website has RealAudio versions of the entire album, including pieces by Villa-Lobos and the 2nd greatest Brazilian composer: Tom Jobim.
Just after I added the above note, I came across an excellent new website by Arnaly Arriaga
called "The Villa-Lobos and Brazilian popular music reference page". This is very useful information, and well-timed. It's sent me back, again, to my Jobim CDs!

Apr
20
'99

Mar
12
'99

Check out Harold Lewis' excellent essay on the recent Rio de Janeiro Carnaval, which featured a performance by the Mocidade Independente samba school honoring Villa-Lobos.

I'll be posting more essays by Harold soon.

 
 
We've been following the career of Robert Bonfiglio closely here. This harmonica virtuoso, who's equally at home in popular bands and the classical music concert stage, has been a one-man evangelist for a marvellous piece of music, the Harmonica Concerto that Villa-Lobos wrote in 1959 for John Sebastian.
Coming Soon to a Concert Stage Near You:
According to his spiffy new website, Robert has played the concerto more than 160 times around the world. And he's not stopping, or slowing down. Check out the Upcoming Villa-Lobos Concerts page for orchestra and venue information. The website includes information on the CD with Bonfiglio, the New York Chamber Symphony and conductor Gerard Schwarz. It includes a tantalizing portion of the Harmonica Concerto in WAV format. Highly recommended!

Jan
28
'99

Jan
18
'99

A recent e-mail from Álvaro Guimarães gives details of an important upcoming event:

"The theatre De Rode Pomp in Gent Belgium is going to promote its 4th Latin American chamber music festival from 27 to 31 jan 1999. Main composer this year is Heitor Villa-Lobos, a homage on the 40th anniversary of his death. The Spectra ensemble will play his Quatuor Symbolique and Sextuor Mystique, beside Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps (28/1/99), The Strijkkwartet Musica will play his 1st String quartet (29/1/99) and pianist Paulo Alvares Guimaraes plays the Rudepoema (30/1/1999). The programme notes brings text by Gilberto Mendes (another very important Brazilian composer) and Eero Tarasti." [see the next note...]

Álvaro sends the complete program of the event, which looks absolutely fascinating. I've posted it on this page.

The 40th anniversary date is November 17; Villa-Lobos died on that day, 1959.

 

 
  An e-mail has arrived from one of my favourite Villa-Lobos scholars - Prof. Eero Tarasti of the University of Helsinki, the author of Heitor Villa-Lobos : The Life and Works, 1887-1959. Prof. Tarasti writes:
    "I had a lunch recently in Paris with my good old friend Pierre Vidal who knew Villa-Lobos very well in his Parisian years in the 1950s. We are planning to have an international Villa-Lobos congress at Sorbonne in 2001. That should be announced certainly in your webpage."

I definitely will keep everyone up-to-date on this exciting project as Prof. Tarasti sends me details. It's nice to know that Pierre Vidal, who most Villa-Lobos lovers know from his long essay in the classic French EMI record-set "Villa-Lobos par lui-meme," is still active in the Villa-Lobos field.

Happy New Year from Red Deer!

Dec
27
'98

Dec
16
'98

I like to keep up with the discussion in the various rec.music.classical newsgroups that relate to Villa-Lobos. The classical guitar fans in rec.music.classical.guitar never go very long without some interesting technical discussions relating to the Etudes and Preludes.

A recent posting by Harold Lewis caught my eye, concerning a new recording of historic Villa-Lobos performances and a delightful anecdote about Villa-Lobos and a mysterious mustachioed stranger. Go to Dejanews to check out the action if you don't have access to a Usenet netwsfeed.

Villa-Lobos CD coverThe recording referred to is Villa-Lobos plays Villa-Lobos, in which the composer plays guitar and piano. From Sanctus recordings, SCSH 010.

 
 
Check out (once again) the Villa-Lobos Christmas Gift page, which includes a WAV sound file and the Latin words and English translation to Praesepe, Villa-Lobos' great Christmas piece.
Last minute shopping? Alfred Heller's new piano CD (which includes the great Rudepoema) on the Etcetera label has been getting rave reviews. And, speaking of Villa-Lobos piano music: you can buy Ricardo Peres' CDs direct from the Heitor Villa-Lobos Website.
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Check out these new pages, on the Bachianas Brasileiras, Choros, Concertos and Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos.
Happy holidays to all from Red Deer!

Dec
15
'98

Oct
6
'98

An update on the RSO Stuttgart Radio Orchestra's integral cycle of Villa-Lobos symphonies comes in an e-mail from conductor Carl St. Clair. The latest details on this important project can be found on the Stuttgart Symphonies page.

Portions of the recordings made by French EMI with Villa-Lobos conducting the Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française have been re-released by EMI as one of the Great Recordings of the Century. The new release includes the famous and widely-praised Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 with Victoria de los Angeles, as well as Bachianas Brasileiras no. 1, 2 and 9.

While a Grammophone reviewer (quoted in the EMI publicity material) says that these recordings "... can be recommended without reserve..." there are obvious weaknesses in the orchestral playing and in the recorded sound. I'm anxious to hear whether the Abbey Road Technology re-recording used in the Great Recordings of the Century series is successful in presenting these indispensable recordings in a more advantageous sound-frame.

 
 
Christoffer von Bonsdorff sends an e-mail report from the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival 1998. The festival, which happened this summer in northern Finland, included many Villa-Lobos performances, including performances of all 17 of the Villa-Lobos string quartets. Thanks, Christoffer, for this interesting picture of musical life in Finland. The Kuhmo festival, along with the work of the Finnish scholar Eero Tarasti, shows that Finland is right at the centre of the Villa-Lobos world!
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Happy Birthday, George!
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A new feature: Important People in the life of Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Oct
1
'98

Sept
25
'98

There are some exciting new CD releases to look forward to this fall. Buy them at CDNow.

Villa-Lobos: Piano Works Vol 3 with Alfred Heller is scheduled for release September 29th. I'm especially looking forward to hearing Alfred's interpretation of the great Rudepoema. The Etcetera CD number is 1220.

The Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet has a new CD on BIS (942) that includes the Quinteto em forma de Choros, as well as music by Carter, Schuller and Barber. The Quintet performs many of these works at a March 1, 1999 concert in Chicago. Check out the Upcoming Villa-Lobos Concerts page for other concerts around the world.

A new Klavier release (11080) with the National Chamber Players includes the Choros no. 7, along with music by Martinu, D'Indy, Jaroch and Stravinsky.

 

 
 
Claude Champagne was a Canadian composer and music educator who visited Heitor Villa-Lobos in Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s. I recently came across a very interesting web exhibit on the National Library of Canada's website, entitled The Claude Champagne Virtual Exhibition, and was struck by the many parallels between the lives and music of the two composers. Check out this new feature.

Sept
24
'98

July
23
'98

As promised, here is more information on this October's performance of the Villa-Lobos String Quartets, courtesy of the Cuarteto Latinamericano's 1st violinist Saul Bitran.

I've also heard lately from the very popular harmonica-player Robert Bonfiglio, who continues his championing of the Villa-Lobos Harmonica Concerto. Robert writes that he's played the Concerto 150 times since recording it on RCA with Gerard Schwarz and the New York Chamber Symphony (RCA 7986-2-RC, recorded in 1989.) The next performance in this amazing string is in Baton Rouge this fall - more information on the Upcoming Villa-Lobos Concerts page.

And Dr. Wilbur Skeels writes from Cantus Quercus Press:

    "We are pleased to announce the release of Villa-Lobos' lovely PRAESEPE (The Manger) for a cappella SAATB choir and mezzo-soprano solo. Never before available in individual octavo format! And in good time for your Christmas programming. View samples at our website. Cantus Quercus Press"

This is indeed a lovely piece. The Cantus Quercus website includes samples of the score. Check out the Villa-Lobos Christmas Gift page on the Heitor Villa-Lobos Website for more information on Praesepe.

 
 
The DIA Documentacao Indigenista e Ambiental (Indigenous and Environmental Documentation) site is one of my favourites. I've borrowed (with permission) an image from the site, an eça de adorno de plumas para cabeça (head-dress) from the Bororo tribe of the Amazon region, which you see (in an embossed version) as the background to some pages on the site. It's also, of course, incorporated into the logo of the Heitor Villa-Lobos site. This particular image comes from the Langsdorff expedition to the Amazon (1821-1828.) Villa-Lobos was a friend to the indigenous peoples of Brazil: he made extensive use of their rhythms, poetry and legends, and helped to document their fast-disappearing world.

Aug
28
'97

Aug
26
'97

A new CD-ROM from Brazil's Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História and the Fundação Getulio Vargas is now available for purchase on the web. Entitled A Era Vargas: Dos Anos 20 a 1945, the CD-ROM provides complete documentation of a fascinating period in Brazil's history, and a key period in the life of Villa-Lobos. For more information, check out the CD-ROM page on the CPDOC server. Vargas CD-ROM cover
 
A new feature (and probably an indication of typical obsessive behaviour by a webmaster): Villa-Lobos in Space. Check it out!
I've had an interesting e-mail from Carsten Dufner, executive editor for data broadcasting and online services at South German Broadcasting, who sends an update on the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra's Villa-Lobos Symphony Integral project. I've added this information to the Stuttgart page.

Aug
15
'97

July
28
'97

Carl St. Clair, conductor of the new Stuttgart Radio Orchestra's integral cycle of Villa-Lobos symphonies, sent me a message the other day to let me know the second recording session (Symphonies 4 and 12) went very well. He also reports that the tapes from the first session (Symphonies 6 and 8) are on their way, with good reports from the producer. More information is here; and I'll post news as soon as it arrives.

The George Hufsmith project continues; Eric Wenstrom has sent me another fascinating anecdote by George Hufsmith about his experiences as Villa-Lobos' only composition student.

The Heitor Villa-Lobos Website has been awarded the "Great Books Five-Star Site" designation, by Malaspina University College's Great Books site. We're in good company: the Five-Star list includes the cream of the web's cultural sites.

Malaspina University College Five-star Site
 
Villa-Lobos Symphonies to be recorded.
According to a report in the April 29, 1997 Orange County Register, all twelve of Villa-Lobos' symphonies are in the process of being recorded. The story states: "Pacific Symphony music director Carl St.Clair has completed the first in a series of compact discs with the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra surveying all 12 symphonies by Hector Villa-Lobos. The first disc, slated for release in 1998, includes the sixth and eighth symphonies." Here is a press release from the Süddeutscher Rundfunk.
New George Hufsmith Page.
George Hufsmith is a distinguished American composer who lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In the late 1940's Hufsmith became a composition student of Villa-Lobos in Brazil. The George Hufsmith page contains information gleaned from the ongoing research of Idaho conductor and music PhD. candidate Eric Wenstrom. This is exciting research into the music and life of Villa-Lobos.
Syncopated Culture
A new essay by pianist Ricardo Peres discusses three Brazilian obsessions: soccer, music and carnaval.

July
7
'97

March
'97

The re-publication of an important anthology of Villa-Lobos guitar music is causing quite a stir in the Classical Guitar community. This recent posting from rec.classical.music.guitar contains more information:
    Daniel Dorff (of Theodore Presser Company) wrote: The complete collection of Villa-Lobos Solo Guitar music, edited by Frederick Noad, is now back in print. The collection is now published by Merion Music (Presser) in conjunction with Editions Max Eschig. The book is identical to the previous edition formerly available from Music Sales. The new printing retails at $29.95 and the catalog number is 444-41023. It will be available through all sheet music dealers by early-mid March.

Further information should be available at the Presser website: http://www.presser.com.

The editor of the volume in question is Frederick Noad, who has his own website: The Frederick Noad Classical Guitar Homepage. Read more about it in the newsgroup rec.classical.music.guitar, or subscribe to the segovia-l Classical Guitar Mailing List.

Solo Guitar book cover
Brazil map

Snowflake!  Aaagh! It's Snowing!

Villa-Lobos' Brazil is a look at how the life and music of Villa-Lobos was influenced by the geography of this great country.
These tropical links get me thinking about warmer climes... If you think I'm kidding about how cold Red Deer is, check out what it's like outside my office. I'm not joking! Really! (Unless you're reading this in August.)

Jan
'97


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