Sunday Samba #2

Sunday Samba #2 February 7, 2016

For this weeks Sunday Samba series I’m going to share a piece by one of the greatest of Brazilian composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos.  This piece is extra special to me because I once e-mailed it to a Brazilian violinist who I was trying to impress with my musical knowledge.  It must have worked because she ended up marrying me. This is the fifth piece in a nine piece series called Bachianas Brasileiras, which are intended to fuse the baroque contrapuntal techniques of Bach with Brazilian folk genres like Choro.  The version posted here is by the famous brasileira soprano Bidu Sayão.

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