Music of Villa-Lobos - Andre Kostelanetz
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KHCD-2012-072DL (STEREO) - Villa-Lobos: Suite from "Magdalena"; Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5; Little Train of the Caipra; Prelude - Introduction from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1; Modinha Preludio - Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra - "Magdelena" tells the story of an uprising among the Indians of the Colombian river against their exploitation by the owner of the emerald mines where they labor. A musical play was adapted by the team of Robert R. Wright and George Forrest, who had produced "Song of Norway" (based on music of Grieg), this time to be laid out along the great Magdelena River in Colombia, with music by Heitor Villa-Lobos. It premiered in Los Angeles in 1948. 25 years later, a suite was produced by the production team after being requested by Andre Kostelanetz. The rest of the disc is filled with Villa-Lobos' unique formulation of Brazilian music, including Kostelanetz perfoming Bachianas Brasilieras No. 4 on piano. A clean Columbia LP was used to produce this CD. Thanks to Dean Frey for suggesting this reissue.