Hyperion Records

Ch˘ros No 2
composer
1924

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 9 on CDH55057 [2'39] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Ch˘ros No 2
EnglishFranšaisDeutsch
The contrapuntal nature of many passages in the Chôros series is clearly demonstrated in Chôros No 2, a duo for flute and clarinet written in 1924. This is one of only two compositions dating from that busy year of concert-giving and travel, the other being Chôros No 7, a larger chamber work which also employed flute and clarinet as leading voices. The spikily humorous dissonances, imitations, and syncopations of Chôros No 2 are all direct descendents of the improvisatory music of Rio’s street musicians in which the two instruments predominated. The work may also be seen as a genuine two-part invention, again prefiguring the conception of the later series of Bachianas Brasileiras. Villa-Lobos even made his own transcription of the work for piano.

from notes by Simon Wright ę 1989

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55057 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-29509
Duration
2'39
Recording date
31 December 1987
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 9
    Release date: July 1989
    Deletion date: October 2000
    Superseded by CDH55057
  2. Villa-Lobos: Music for flute (CDH55057)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: October 2000
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
   English   Français   Deutsch