Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 11

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COMPOSERS: Villa-Lobos
LABELS: Ondine
WORKS: Chôros No. 11
PERFORMER: Ralf Gothóni (piano); Finnish RSO/Sakari Oramo
CATALOGUE NO: ODE 916-2
Wonderful stuff: the breadth of imagination is astonishing, the orchestration glorious. This massive quasi-concerto tumbles lazily from heavy dissonance to lush Romanticism, with haphazard injections of South American vitality and Messiaenic fervour. A compelling performance that deserves to win Villa-Lobos many new fans. Christopher Lambton

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