Obtaining national recognition in 1985 with Preludios, to Chopin, Pederneiras has been inspired by such composers as Strauss, Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Villa-Lobos
, and Carlos Gomes.
WESTBORO - Toddling down the old Boston Post Road, in Sunday afternoon's saucy sunlight (59 degrees on an LED display along the way), the reviewer wondered if Symphony Pro Musica's concert of Haydn and Villa-Lobos
at the Mill Pond School auditorium would be like the buoyant Mozart (Impresario Overture) flooding from the car radio, or, the post-Mozart advertisement for the Kaplan Center for Joint Reconstruction.
They will play music from Bach to Villa-Lobos
and Vaughan Williams.
The announced soprano soloist has had to withdraw, so there is a slight change to the advertised programme, with works by South American composers Villa-Lobos
, Guerra Vicente and the great tango king Astor Piazzolla (one of Vassallo's specialities), along with the Octet for Cellos by the prolific English composer Gordon Jacob (1.
Though the focus was on him, the virtuoso also made himself part of an ensemble as the artists performed works by such musical greats as Heitor Villa-Lobos
and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Highly regarded in Paris and the United States, Villa-Lobos
took the lead in defining Brazilian art music both through his prolific, if uneven, output and, from 1930, his service in the Ministry of Education under Getulio Vargas.
Antonio Fagundes Older Villa-Lobos
Andre' Ricardo Mindinha Leticia Spiller Luci'lia Ana Beatriz Nogueira Donizetti Jose Wilker Noemia Marieta Severo Rani Othon Bastos Arthur Rubinstein Emilio de Mello Joaquim Antonio Pitanga Young Villa-Lobos
The real beginning of a distinctly Latin American school developed thanks to Brazilian master Heitor Villa-Lobos
Faculty pianist Alexandre Dossin and colleagues will perform a musical tribute to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos
at 8 p.
If that wasn't enough, consider the seamless way these talented young musicians capitalized on the jazz potential of a popular Villa-Lobos
That was an account of 1976 when the Huddersfield Phil - under their then conductor Arthur Butterworth - visited the newly opened National Railway Museum in York, together with Saddleworth Choral Society and Ripon and York St John's College Chorus, to record railway music by Edward Strauss, Villa-Lobos
and Berlioz live for Decca.
composed so prolifically that quality is inevitably uneven, and the Trios are early works (written in 1915 and 1918 respectively) so it's not surprising that his distinctive blend of Brazilian colour and poignant romanticism is not fully developed, -but what really makes this music a frustrating listen is its niggling incoherence and lack of satisfying development.