HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959): Symphonies No. 8, 9 and 11.
Catalogue Number: 07T004
Description: By the time these symphonies came along, Villa-Lobos had moved away from the folk influences which gave his earlier works such an exotic flavor. Dating from 1950, 1952 and 1955, these are concise (22 to 27 minutes in length), four-movement pieces in a style somewhere between neo-classicism and neo-romantcism. Tending toward a lightness of touch, they are more pastel than oil but still immediately identifiable as Villa-Lobos in their rhythms and sunny dispositions. São Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Isaac Karabtchevsky.