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Really nice sound

Great recording of these important pieces, but I'm terribly curious who the performer is.. surely it isn't villa lobos as the album info indicates, it just sounds too new.


Born: March 5, 1887 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '00s, '10s, '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s

As a young man, Heitor Villa-Lobos packed his cello on his back and headed into the wilds of Brazil. In the spirit of Bartók and Kodaly in Eastern Europe, he was in search of the native song of his homeland; like those composers, he found it, studied it, and absorbed its essential qualities. Equally important to the young composer was the music of J.S. Bach; in the blending of these two influences, Villa-Lobos created a distinctive, very personal musical vocabulary. His music was further colored...
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