Inspiration

Bachianas Brasileiras – Best of Villa-Lobos

CD
1 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295779504

Other participants: Barbara Hendricks, Eldon Fox, Enrique Batíz, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Bach in Brazil

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Heitor Villa-Lobos counts as Brazil’s greatest composer of classical music. His name will always be linked with the nine Bachianas Brasileiras. They show Villa-Lobos infusing the complex music of Johann Sebastian Bach with the spontaneity, melodic diversity and rhythmic energy of the Brazilian folk tradition – one of the finest and most sensual “world music” experiments in music history!