Villa-Lobos: Ciclo Brasileiro for Piano


One often reads about the Brazilian rhyhms, Indian folk melodies and other "exotic" elements in the music of Villa-Lobos. It would however be to underestimate the composer to view him as a quaint colourist. His works reflect depth of study and an immersion in contemporary compositional techniques. Cilco Brasileiro was a challenge for me to learn, but what a pleasure to perform!