VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra
A. Meneses • São Paulo Symphony • Karabtchevsky
Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos was also an accomplished guitarist and cellist, and his wonderful music for the latter instrument takes full advantage of the lyrical and dramatic capabilities of the instrument. In this podcast, Raymond Bisha explores a new recording of his two Cello Concertos, together with his Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra, that features solo cellist Antonio Meneses and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Isaac Karabtchevsky.