Heitor Villa-Lobos – Recommended Recordings

‘‘Alma Brasileira’’ (Bachianas Brasileiras nos. 4, 5, 7 & 9; Chôros no. 10)

Renée Fleming, Michael Tilson Thomas, New World Symphony,

RCA Victor Red Seal 68538

Complete Bachianas Brasileiras & Chôros plus Complete Works for Solo

Guitar AndersMiolin (guitar), Cristina Ortiz (piano), John Neschling,

Roberto Minczuk, OSESP, BIS 1830

[HA33] Complete Bachianas Brasileiras, Naxos 8. 557460-62[HA33]

Fantasia for Saxophone, 2 Horns and Strings, Concerto for Guitar, String

Quartet no. 6, Bachianas Brasileiras 1–3, 5, Various performers, EMI

20th Century Classics 94703

Genesis, Erosão, Amazonas, Dawn in a Tropical Forest, Robert Duarte,

Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marco Polo 8.223357

Piano Concertos nos. 1–5, Cristina Ortiz, Miguel Gómez-Martinez,

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Decca Double 430 628-2

Chôros no. 11, Ralf Gothóni (piano), Sakari Oramo, Finnish RSO,

Ondine 916

Chôros no. 8 for 2 Pianos and Orchestra, Fantasia for Cello and Orches-
tra, Uirapurú, János Starker (cello), Elizabeth Sawyer & Sonia Muniz (piano), Eleazar de Carvalho, Paraiba Symphony Orchestra, Delos 1017

Symphonies nos. 6 & 7, and Symphonies nos. 3 & 4, Isaac Karabtchevsky, OSESP, Naxos 8.573043 and 8.573151

Complete Symphonies, CPO 777 516-2 (7 CDs) Symphonies nos. 3 & 9, CPO 999 712-2

Symphony no. 7 & Sinfonietta no. 1, CPO 999713-2

Symphony no. 10, Koch 3-7488-2 HI

The 17 String Quartets, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Dorian 90904 (6 CDs) or the bargain label Brilliant Classics (6 CDs)

String Quartets 4, 6, 14, Danubius StringQuartet, Marco Polo 8.223391

String Trio & Duos, CPO 999 827-2

The Complete Piano Music, Sonia Rubinsky, Naxos 8.508013

(Also available as eight individual volumes . . . in which case you could do worse than starting with volume 1, which includes A Próle do

Bébé No. 1, Cirandas, and Hommage à Chopin)

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