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Topic: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4  (Read 1473 times)

Offline sharon_f

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Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4
on: April 13, 2004, 01:58:41 AM
I had played the Preludio years ago and I was thinking about learning the other three parts to complete the suite. Has anyone played all four movements and can anyone suggest a recording?
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Offline ayahav

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Re: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4
Reply #1 on: April 14, 2004, 11:06:11 AM
I don't like the piano version of this work so much... When it is set for orchestra, one can play with timbre a lot more than what is possible on the piano... Also, some of the techniques required for this work are incredibly hard. My favourite recording is of an orchestra setting by the San Francisco Orchestra.... If you want to play Villa-Lobos, go for the "A prole do bebe No.1" or no. 2 (but 2 is a lot harder....) cheers.
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