Hyperion Records

Modinha
composer
Rio, 1926

Recordings
'Villa-Lobos: Music for flute' (CDH55057)
Villa-Lobos: Music for flute
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55057  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 2 on CDH55057 [1'34] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Modinha
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From the many examples of the Brazilian Modinha provided by Villa-Lobos, this one, for flute and guitar, is a transcription of a song from the set entitled Serestas for voice and piano, and was written in Rio de Janeiro in 1926. The modinha was a sentimental type of love-song popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, characterised by melancholy, sequential, and syncopated melody usually in the minor mode, with simple accompaniment. The text of the original song speaks of unrequited but never-ending love, and is set with typically Brazilian anguish and longing.

from notes by Simon Wright © 1989

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66295 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-29502
Duration
1'34
Recording date
4 February 1988
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Villa-Lobos: Music for flute (CDA66295)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: July 1989
    Deletion date: October 2000
    Superseded by CDH55057
  2. Villa-Lobos: Music for flute (CDH55057)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: October 2000
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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