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Villa-lobos: Piano Music Vol 8 / Sonia Rubinsky


Release Date: 12/16/2008 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570504   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Sonia Rubinsky
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

2009 WINNER - BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM - LATIN GRAMMY

Ms. Rubinsky has recorded all of Villa-Lobos’ piano music for the Naxos label. A boxed set featuring all 8 volumes is planned for release in 2010.

Sonia Rubinsky reflects the great tradition of virtuoso pianists: a profound musical commitment combined with an exciting and refined technical gift. Her repertoire encompasses all periods from the Baroque to the present day. Born in Brazil of Slavic origin, she has lived in Israel, and most of her adult life in New York and Paris. She holds a Doctorate and Master of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School, having studied with Beveridge Webster, Vlado Perlemuter, Jacob Lateiner, William Daghlian, Benjamin
Read more Oren and Olga Normanha. Arthur Rubinstein singled out her strong musical temperament. Rubinsky is a worldwide acclaimed soloist with celebrated orchestras, as well as a highly praised recitalist. She has recorded the complete piano works of Villa-Lobos in eight volumes, the first of which was one of the five best releases of 1999, while the fifth was Editor’s Choice of October 2006, both in The Gramophone magazine.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Guia prático, Album 10 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Sonia Rubinsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Brazil 
2.
Guia prático, Album 11, W 473 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Sonia Rubinsky (Piano)
Written: 1946; Brazil 
3.
Ibericarabé, W 78 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Sonia Rubinsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Brazil 
4.
Suite infantil no 1, W 53 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Sonia Rubinsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Brazil 
5.
Suite infantil no 2, W 67 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Sonia Rubinsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Brazil 
6.
Modinhas e cançoes, Album 1, W 365: no 2, Lundú da Marquesa de Santos by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Sonia Rubinsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Guia prático, Album 1, W 277 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Sonia Rubinsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1949; Brazil 

Sound Samples

Guia pratico, Book 10: No. 1. De Flor em Flor
Guia pratico, Book 10: No. 3. Nesta Rua
Guia pratico, Book 10: No. 4. Fui no Itororo (verse 1)
Guia pratico, Book 10: No. 5. Mariquita Muchacha
Guia pratico, Book 11: No. 1. O Anel
Guia pratico, Book 11: No. 2. Nigue Ninhas
Guia pratico, Book 11: No. 3. Pobre Cega
Guia pratico, Book 11: No. 4. A Cotia
Guia pratico, Book 11: No. 5. Vida Formosa
Guia pratico, Book 11: No. 6. Viva o Carnaval
Ibericarabe
Suite infantil No. 1: I. Bailando
Suite infantil No. 1: II. Nene vai dormir
Suite infantil No. 1: III. Artimanhas
Suite infantil No. 1: IV. Reflexoes
Suite infantil No. 1: V. No Balanco
Suite infantil No. 2: I. Allegro
Suite infantil No. 2: II. Andantino
Suite infantil No. 2: III. Allegretto
Suite infantil No. 2: IV. Allegro non troppo
Marqueza de Santos (excerpts) (arr. for piano): III. Gavota-Choro
Marqueza de Santos (excerpts) (arr. for piano): II. Valsinha Brasileira
Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (arr. for piano) (excerpts): No. 12. Na Baia Tem
Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (arr. for piano) (excerpts): No. 34. Chora, Menina, Chora
Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (arr. for piano) (excerpts): No. 41. Constancia
Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (arr. for piano) (excerpts): No. 55. Fui no Itororo (verse 2)
Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (arr. for piano) (excerpts): No. 72. A Mamai estava doente
Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (arr. for piano) (excerpts): No. 95. Pirolito
Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (arr. for piano) (excerpts): No. 99. Pobre Peregrino
Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (arr. for piano) (excerpts): No. 105. Quando eu era pequenino
Guia pratico, Vol. 1 (arr. for piano) (excerpts): No. 108. Rosa Amarela (verse 1)

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