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Villa-Lobos: Choros Vol 3 / Neschling, São Paulo State SO


Release Date: 12/09/2008 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1520   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Fabio ZanonClaudio CruzJohannes GramschElizabeth Plunk,   ... 
Conductor:  John Neschling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sao Paulo State Symphony OrchestraSao Paulo State Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


There is nothing to criticize here: it's all wonderful. This final volume in BIS's survey of the extant Choros pieces by Villa-Lobos (Nos. 13 and 14 are lost) offers in some ways the most interesting and varied assortment of the bunch. Introduction to the Choros features orchestra plus solo guitar, the latter splendidly played by Fabio Zanon. It's a soulful, evocative piece full of good tunes and colorful scoring, and you'll probably grow old and die before your local orchestra plays it live. Two Choros (Bis), a coda to the larger series of 12 numbered works, is a substantial pair of duets for violin and cello.

Choros No. 2 is another duet, this time for flute and clarinet; No. 3 is a
Read more brief chorus for male voices, winds, and percussion; No. 10 is a vibrant, primal piece for orchestra and mixed choir, while No. 12 is one of the composer's grandest and most successful large works for orchestra (it lasts more than half an hour). As already suggested, the performances are all splendid, the sonics terrific. I've already listened to this disc a dozen times, and look forward to the next dozen. Don't miss it. [11/20/2008]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

Also available - Villa-Lobos: Choros Vol 1
"Christina Ortiz has real sweep and bravura in one of the composer's major masterpieces, and with brilliant sonics, you'd have to be crazy not to buy this disc if you have even a shred of interest in Villa-Lobos.” -- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

Also available - Villa-Lobos: Choros Vol 2
"John Neschling leads his São Paulo forces in performances that offer the last word in glittering color and rhythmic exuberance, engineered with maximum realism and impact. A fabulously varied program that offers eloquent proof of Villa-Lobos' range and originality.” -- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Introduction to Chôros, W 239 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Fabio Zanon (Guitar)
Conductor:  John Neschling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Brazil 
2.
Chôros bis (2) for Violin and Cello by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Claudio Cruz (Violin), Johannes Gramsch (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928 
3.
Chôros no 2 for Flute and Clarinet by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Elizabeth Plunk (Flute), Ovanir Buosi (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Paris, France 
4.
Chôros no 3 for Male Chorus and Winds by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Ovanir Buosi (Clarinet), Elizabeth Plunk (Flute)
Conductor:  John Neschling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sao Paulo State Symphony Chorus,  Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Paris, France 
5.
Chôros no 10 for Chorus and Orchestra "Rasga o coracao" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Conductor:  John Neschling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sao Paulo State Symphony Chorus,  Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Paris, France 
6.
Chôros no 12 for Orchestra by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Conductor:  John Neschling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Paris, France 

Featured Sound Samples

Introduction to the Chôros
Chôros no 12

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