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Villa-lobos: Forest Of The Amazon / Heller, Fleming, Et Al


Release Date: 04/03/2001 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 1037   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Renée Fleming
Conductor:  Alfred Heller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Symphony OrchestraMoscow Physics and Engineering Institute Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Join Delos International, Villa-Lobos, Renée Fleming and Maestro Heller at this Amazon confluence known as Forest of the Amazon. Taking us out of our world, and into another dimension, Forest of the Amazon describes humanity and nature with one singer, small chorus and orchestra. It brings us the story of the Amazon Rainforest, its animals, people, spirits and the natural beauty ultimate moving towards extinction. A cautionary tale set to extraordinary music. Featuring RENÉE FLEMING (and originally composed for Bidu Sayao), this moving composition began as an MGM commission, and now comes to the listener as a deeply emotional tone poem for soprano and chorus. Maestro Heller worked closely with the composer on the edition offered here. Join Delos International, Villa-Lobos, Renée Fleming and Maestro Heller at this Amazon confluence known as Forest of the Amazon. Taking us out of our world, and into another dimension, Forest of the Amazon describes humanity and nature with one singer, small chorus and orchestra. It brings us the story of the Amazon Rainforest, its animals, people, spirits and the natural beauty ultimate moving towards extinction. A cautionary tale set to extraordinary music. Featuring RENÉE FLEMING (and originally composed for Bidu Sayao), this moving composition began as an MGM commission, and now comes to the listener as a deeply emotional tone poem for soprano and chorus. Maestro Heller worked closely with the composer on the edition offered here. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Floresta do Amazonas, W 551 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alfred Heller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Physics and Engineering Institute Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 1994-95 
Venue:  State House for Broadcasting, Moscow 
Length: 74 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Portuguese 

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