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Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico

SKU: 15598

Year of release: 1999

Bachianas Brasileiras nr. 5 11:27
1. Aria 06:25
2. Dansa 05:02
Três cancões negras 07:09
3. Maracatu 02:14
4. Cantilena 02:36
5. Candomble 02:19
Três cancoes de Beiramar 24:48
6. Desafio XXXII 09:13
7. Canto a Garcia Lorca 09:01
8. Estrêla do mar 02:25
9. Lemanjá ôtô 02:11
10. Ogum de lê 01:57
Bachianas brasileiras nr. 1 18:26
11. Introduction 06:45
12. Preludio 07:59
13. fugue 03:41
Total time: 61:52

About this album

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Heitor Villa-Lobos is one of the most important composers from the American continent. In addition to 17 string quartets, written between 1915 and 1917, his impressive oeuvre includes operas, cantatas, 12 symphonies, 14 choros, piano works, and pieces for various chamber music combinations. As an admirer of J.S. Bach, he endeavored to combine the architectural genius of the Leipzig cantor with exotic elements drawn from Brazilian folk music. Because of his concern over the lack of an infrastructure for classical music in his native land, he was also for many years a tireless founder of choirs and music schools.

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Reviews

Concertradio

(...) De Spaanse sopraan Pilar Jurado (componiste, pianiste en musicologe) zingt heel goed.

Strad

(...) Even after an hour of this music there is no feeling of surfeit (...) (...) the recording is astutely balanced.

Volkskrant

(...) opzienbarend gezelschap van acht cellisten, dat in uitstraling niet onderdoet voor een kamerorkest (...)

Fanfare

(...) Gorgious tonal quality matched by their virtuosity. (...) (...) The sound quality is excellent, with ideal balance between instrument and voices. (...)

Luister

(...) Virtuoze melodien, fenominale lyrische sfeer, ongekende sensualiteit, overweldigende sensibiliteit en obsessive ritmen maken deze cd tot een prachtige eenheid. (...) De zangeres zingt met een groot gevoel voor de vloeiende lijnen (...) (...) Het Cello Octet speelt buitengewoon kleurrijk en exact (...)

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSadie Audio system
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Analog To Digital ConverterPrism 24 bit / Genex Recorder
Recording DateSeptember 1999
Recording LocationLuthers Kerk, Haarlem The Netherlands
EditingJared Sacks
Recording Engineerjared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks