Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo & Isaac Karabtchevsky - Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:15 min | 335 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Heitor Villa-Loboss first two symphonies take the European tradition head-on, absorbing French models prevalent in Brazil in the early 20th century. The confident swagger of the First Symphony is characteristic of Villa-Loboss Brazilianness, while the cyclical Second Symphony filters myriad influences including the music of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy and Puccini. Its slow movement heralds the affecting melodic content that would later become the trademark of the Bachianas Brasileiras [Naxos 8.557460-72]. This is the sixth and final volume of an acclaimed complete edition of Villa-Loboss symphonies in which Karabtchevsky leads the way (Gramophone).