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Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

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Villa-Lobos

Upcoming Performances

Image from Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Augustin Hadelich, Joyce Yang & Pablo Villegas: <i>Tango, Song, and Dance</i> Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Augustin Hadelich, Joyce Yang & Pablo Villegas: Tango, Song, and Dance - Mon., Apr. 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
Acclaimed violinist Augustin Hadelich is joined by dazzling pianist Joyce Yang and dynamic guitarist Pablo Villegas for a multimedia recital featuring works by Previn, Rodrigo, Falla, Piazzolla, Ginastera, Ysayë, and Villa-Lobos.

Past Performances

Image unvailable for The Cellists of the National Symphony Orchestra with Christine Brandes, soprano The Cellists of the National Symphony Orchestra with Christine Brandes, soprano - Tue., May 17, 2005, 7:30 PM


About the Work

Quick Look Composer: Villa-Lobos
Program note originally written for the following performance:
Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Augustin Hadelich, Joyce Yang & Pablo Villegas: Tango, Song, and Dance Mon., Apr. 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
© Augustin Hadelich

When Heitor Villa-Lobos wrote his nine Bachianas brasileiras, he intended them primarily as homages to Bach. His music often shows the strong influence of Brazilian folk music, and in these pieces, the Brazilian rhythms and idioms are combined with counterpoint and harmony directly inspired by Bach's music. To conclude tonight's program, we will perform the first movement, Aria, from the Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, undoubtedly the most famous of this cycle. The arrangement for violin, guitar and piano was created by Stefan Malzew.