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 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present another classical release, two amazing works in historic performances conducted by the composer:

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS

Choros No. 6
Bachianas Brasileiras No 7

Heitor Villa-Lobos conducting The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Has there ever been a composer quite like Heitor Villa-Lobos? He was not only hugely prolific, but also completely unique, his music living in an exotic sound and tone world like no other. He wrote in classic forms – symphonies, concertos, string quartets, ballets, operas – but his music, even in his earliest pieces, is refreshing and original. By the end of his life he was known as the best South American composer of all time, with over 2,000 published works – eclectic and diverse works that remain as fresh, vibrant, and vital today as the day they were written, especially his amazing Choros and Bachianas Brasileiras, which were amongst his most famous and admired works. His music appealed to jazz musicians, several of whom made jazz renditions of his music, including Bill Evans, Claus Ogerman, and guitarist Jan Akkerman. He had a healthy concert career conducting his own music. His music was also adapted by the writing team of Robert Wright and George Forrest (Kismet) for the Broadway musical, Magdalena.

The music of Villa-Lobos was always very evocative and would have been at home in any number of films. He did, in fact, write one major studio film score, but it was not a happy experience. He was hired to score the MGM film, Green Mansions, starring Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins. But as these things go in Hollywood, much of his music was replaced by composer Bronislau Kaper.

Both the “Choros No. 6” and “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7” are filled with Villa-Lobos’ trademark exotic instrumentation and orchestral color and both pieces have stunningly gorgeous melodies and are profoundly beautiful.

The two works on this CD were recorded in mono sound by Remington Records in Berlin during 1954. While Villa-Lobos recorded “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7” for Pathe/EMI, this remains the only recording of him conducting the “Choros No. 6.” These two works were issued on CD back in 1986 sounding as good as the then technology would allow. But for this CD they have been given what we hope you’ll find is a large and significant upgrade in sound – they now sound as good as the day they were recorded and the mono sound is crisp, clean, open, and detailed as never before. These are wonderful performances and historically important.

Choros No. 6/Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7 is limited to 500 copies only and priced at $19.98, plus shipping. CDs will ship by the second week of February, but never fear, we’ve actually been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date and we’ll definitely have it to you before Christmas. To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

ATTENTION INDIEGOGO CONTRIBUTORS: IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THIS RELEASE YOU MUST OPT-IN BY SENDING US AN E-MAIL – SEND TO kritzerland@gmail.com. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE IT, YOU DON”T NEED TO DO ANYTHING. IF YOU ARE NOT AN INDIEGOGO CONTRIBUTOR, ORDER AS YOU NORMALLY WOULD. THANK YOU.


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

Samples sound SUPERB! Wonderful recording.....

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   Creepshow2   (Member)

I really enjoy these classical releases from Kritzerland. They are releases or composers I may never have found out about otherwise. I look forward to each new CD. Thanks Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Love that people are taking chances on these - I think everyone here knows what my musical tastes are in film music, and any classical release I put out are very much akin to classic film music - Villa-Lobos was one of the most amazing composers ever - he's always been a favorite from the very first time I heard "The Little Train of Caipira from one of the Bachianas. I don't think there's any orchestral music of his that I don't have.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I really enjoy these classical releases from Kritzerland. They are releases or composers I may never have found out about otherwise. I look forward to each new CD. Thanks Bruce!





With seven of the last eight releases having been non-soundtracks, it's good to know some folks are happier about that than I am.
Every time I get an e-mail from Krizerland, I start shaking in pleasurable anticipation of it being the long-promised "The Cisco Kid"... but instead of hearing about the latin sound of Cisco and Pancho, I get a message about the latin duo Villa and Lobos, or whatever they're called.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I certainly hope you're joking and that you really aren't that totally ignorant of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. There's a reason Hollywood tried to get him to write film music even if it didn't turn out to be his forte. I do share your hope that Kritzerland goes back to tackling great film music soon...aside from Cisco Kid Bruce had recently hinted at mining the 20th Century Fox vaults for more Alfred Newman, and I couldn't be more excited about that!

Hopefully he can tackle more Golden Age Fox scores that other labels aren't bothering with before Disney takes over and limits the labels who can keep doing that with the great Fox back catalogue.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 10:59 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Cisco has been ready for some time, but won't be coming until I've exhausted avenues for better sources and more music - as I did with the last Glasser release - being patient resulted in a much better source for that score and it was worth it.

I guess no one remembers Two for the Road, Fuller at Fox, The Red Shoes, Ode to Billy Joe, Rocket to the Moon, and yes, Monster from the Green Hell, all 2017 releases. And let me tell you, the classical releases have done well enough that I want to keep doing them - but then again, Kritzerland has, from its humble beginnings, always been diverse - that's what makes us Kritzerland. Happy New Year to all.

And yes, Villa-Lobos was and is one of the greatest of all twentieth-century composers and I do think some of his music remains in Green Mansions. The suite he made from his score is brilliant - Forest of the Amazons.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 11:03 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Villa-Lobos is marvelous. Thanks for the release!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 11:39 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Bruce! You forgot about Charlie Brown!!!

Oh boy - how I love this CD!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2018 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce! You forgot about Charlie Brown!!!

Oh boy - how I love this CD!


And Charlie Brown. It was a really eclectic year for us and that's what I like.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2018 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

and I do think some of his music remains in Green Mansions.

The liner notes of FSM's release goes into detail about who wrote what in each track. VL's music is indeed there in a not-trivial capacity.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2018 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

and I do think some of his music remains in Green Mansions.

The liner notes of FSM's release goes into detail about who wrote what in each track. VL's music is indeed there in a not-trivial capacity.


I just moved a month ago so all my FSM CDs are in boxes, but clearly labeled - I'll have to dig that one out and play it again.

 
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