During the opening years of the 20th century, at the same time as Bartok in Hungary and Enescu in Romania, Brazil’s Heitor Villa-Lobos set out to discover the folk music of his country. His catalogue is immense and includes every genre, even opera. At the very core of his work, his Bachianas Brasileiras have particular meaning as an exhilarating encounter between popular music and Bach—source of all music, and lord of form. Three of these suites are performed here, including the ineffable 5th, in which the soprano intertwines with eight cellos. The programme also features the impressive Rudepoema, a wild poem for solo piano, dedicated to his great friend Arthur Rubinstein. Alongside Varduhi Yeritsian and Carolina Ullrich, Marc Coppey has brought his cellist friends together around this great figure of the 20th century.
|Heitor Villa-Lobos||Bachianas Brasileiras n° 1, 4 & 5
Little Suite for cello and piano
Varduhi Yeritsian Piano
Carolina Ullrich Soprano
Marc Coppey Cello solo