Ricardo Villa González News
Spanish composer (1873-1935)
- opera, zarzuela
- composer, conductor
Micro concerts - an initiative of Kent Nagano in cooperation with the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and Staatsoper Hamburg. Tony Cooper reports A series of micro concerts by the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, conducted by Kent Nagano, explored new ways and methods of listening to music at the time of the world pandemic through video technology. Therefore, in cooperation with a team of international video artists, a cycle of five audio-visual concerts responded to the times of the crisis. Originally streamed by Radio France, the videos have now become available for on-line viewing on the channels of the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and Staatsoper Hamburg. Classical concert music and video art usually have few points of contact as visual broadcasts of orchestral concerts usually opt for a documentary format, the camera following the flow of the music showing performers, instruments and so forth in stark contrast to video technology in pop music which […]
The newly rejuvenated Bath Festival Orchestra is returning to London on 16 June 2022 with a programme that will transport the audience at Kings Place to South America. Conducted by Peter Manning, the orchestra will be performing Villa Lobos' Guitar Concerto with soloist Ahmed Dickinson, Canciones Remotas by the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, Serenade for Strings by the Venezulan pianist and composer Maria Teresa Carreno (1853-1917) and Ginastera's Concerto for Strings. Villa Lobos' concerto was written in 1951, commissioned by the Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia, who gave the world premiere in 1956. The work went through a few changes, originally written as a Fantasia concertante, with no cadenza, Villa Lobos later added a cadenza and changed the name to concerto. Maria Teresa Carreno was a Venezuelan born pianist and composer who trained in the USA and Paris. Edward MacDowell was one of her pupils for a time and both he and Amy […]
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Fabio Bidini have recently released a recording of a track from Meyers' new album "Shining Night." The album features a wide range of music, including works by Corelli, Paganini, and Villa-Lobos. The album's name derives from a choral work by Morten Lauridsen entitled "Sure on this Shining Night." […] The post appeared first on The World's Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009..
Music by Freitas Branco, Ravel, Villa-Lobos. Bruno Monteiro, violin; Joao Paulo Santos, Piano. Et’cetera Records KTC 1750.By John J. PuccioLet us begin with a refresher on the participants, Bruno Monteiro, violin, and Joao Paulo Santos, piano. According to his biography, Mr. Monteiro is "heralded by the daily Publico as one of Portugal’s premier violinists” and by the weekly Expresso as “one of today's most renowned Portuguese musicians.” He is internationally recognized as an eminent violinist, whom Fanfare describes as having a “burnished golden tone” and Strad says has “a generous vibrato” producing radiant colors. Music Web International refers to his interpretations as having a “vitality and an imagination that are looking unequivocally to the future” and that reach an “almost ideal balance between the expressive and the intellectual.” Gramophone lauds his “unfailing assurance and eloquence” and Strings Magazine notes that he is “a young chamber musician of extraordinary sensitivity."Monteiro’s accompanist, the Spanish pianist Joao Paulo Santos, is […]