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Villa-lobos: Piano Music Vol 3 / Alma Petchersky


Release Date: 06/24/2003 
Label:  Asv   Catalog #: 1149   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Alma Petchersky
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alma Petchersky's way with the Poema Singelo, where she savours every note of its heated and sultry progressions, is a notable instance of her full-blooded and sonorous style, of rubato as free and sumptuous as it is idiomatic.

What richness and variety, whether in the change from the song of innocence of Prole do bebê – Book 1 (beloved of Artur Rubinstein) to the song of experience of Book 2 where the procession of creatures (paper cockroaches, cotton bears, glass wolves and so on), though described as ‘little’, find their characteristics inflated to nightmarish proportions. What balm is offered by the Suite floral (which on Alma Petchersky’s disc appears after Prole do bebê – Book 2) after such
Read more savagery, and where the opening ‘Idilio Na Rede’ has an almost Gallic transparency and Fauréan lilt... Her way with the Poema Singelo, where she savours every note of its heated and sultry progressions, is a notable instance of her full-blooded and sonorous style, of rubato as free and sumptuous as it is idiomatic... [An] invaluable disc, finely recorded, bringing Villa-Lobos to haunting and unforgettable life.

-- Bryce Morrison, Gramophone [10/2003]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Poema singelo, W 434 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Alma Petchersky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Brazil 
2.
Suite floral, W 117 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Alma Petchersky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
Notes: Composition written: Brazil (1917 - 1918). 
3.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Alma Petchersky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
4.
A prole do bebê, Book 2, W 180 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Alma Petchersky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Brazil 

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