Monday, March 5

Heitor Villa-Lobos's 125th Birthday anniversary: Bachianas Brasileiras 5


Today is Villa-Lobos birthday anniversary. He would be 125 years old and I did choose Bachianas Brasileiras 5 to celebrate since it is one of the his most famous music
The aria can also be listen at YouTube with Kiri te Karawa, with her incredible voice.
A good present to the composer would be if those publishers around the world which claim they have the copyrights of many of his masterpieces where given back to Brazilians.

About the Bachianas Brasileiras:

"The Bachianas Brasileiras constitute a series of nine suites by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, written for various combinations of instruments and voices between 1930 and 1945. They represent not so much a fusion between Brazilian folk and popular music on the one hand, and the style of Johann Sebastian Bach on the other, as an attempt freely to adapt a number of Baroque harmonic and contrapuntal procedures to Brazilian music (Béhague 1994, 106; Béhague 2001). Most of the movements in each suite have two titles: one "Bachian" (Preludio, Fuga, etc.), the other Brazilian (Embolada, O canto da nossa terra, etc.)."

Happy Birthday Master!


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