Podcast: Music of Brazil. The Villa-Lobos violin sonatas.

July 23, 2021

VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Complete Violin Sonatas

VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Complete Violin Sonatas
Baldini • Rossi

Raymond Bisha prefaces his latest podcast with this introduction: “Heitor Villa-Lobos, the prolific Brazilian composer of some 2,000 works, conductor, cellist, guitarist and music educationalist, wrote his three violin sonatas between 1912 and 1920. When he wrote the first sonata, he was still a struggling young composer trying to make a name for himself, while playing all kinds of gigs to pay the bills. By the time he wrote the third sonata in 1920, he was a much more assured composer, and well on his way to international fame and success.”