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Villa-Lobos: Melodia Sentimental / Meisinger, Florencio, ASMF

Villa-lobos / Meisinger
Release Date: 03/05/2013 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 599   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Krzysztof MeisingerAndrew Haveron
Conductor:  José M. Florèncio Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The young Polish musician Krzysztof Meisinger (b. 1984) is one of the most fascinating and charismatic guitarists of his generation. With the legendary Academy of St Martin in the Fields under the direction of the Brazilian conductor José Maria Florêncio, he has recorded the famous Guitar Concerto of Heitor Villa-Lobos. In this work of 1951, Villa-Lobos paid eloquent homage to the guitar's qualities as a concert instrument. The recording also includes the Five Preludes for solo guitar, and an arrangement of Melodia Sentimental for guitar, violin, and string orchestra. This programme - recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London! - ideally displays the flexibility of a young soloist ready to conquer the world with his bewitching Read more playing. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Preludes (5) for Guitar, W 419 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Krzysztof Meisinger (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Brazil 
2. Concerto for Guitar, W 501 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Krzysztof Meisinger (Guitar)
Conductor:  José M. Florèncio Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; Brazil 
3. Melodia sentimental, W 556 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Krzysztof Meisinger (Guitar), Andrew Haveron (Violin)
Conductor:  José M. Florèncio Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958-1959; Brazil 
Notes: Arranger: Bernard Chmielarz. 

Sound Samples

5 Preludes: No. 1 in E minor
5 Preludes: No. 2 in E major
5 Preludes: No. 3 in A minor
5 Preludes: No. 4 in E minor
5 Preludes: No. 5 in D major
Guitar Concerto: I. Allegro preciso
Guitar Concerto: II. Andantino e Andante - Cadenza -
Guitar Concerto: III. Allegretto non troppo - Vivo
Floresta do Amazonas: Sentimental Melody (arr. B. Chmielarz for guitar, violin and orchestra)

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