Album

Black Swan

Black Swan

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD406
UPC: 810042704060
  1. 01 – O canto do cisne negro W122
  2. 02 – Divagacao W461
  3. 03 – Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 66 W103 – I. Allegro moderato
  4. 04 – Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 66 W103 – II. Andante cantabile
  5. 05 – Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 66 W103 – III. Scherzo. Allegro scherzando
  6. 06 – Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 66 W103 – IV. Allegro vivace sostenuto
  7. 07 – Ciclo brasileiro – II. Impressoes seresteiras W374
  8. 08 – Pequena Suite W064 – I. Romancette
  9. 09 – Pequena Suite W064 – II. Legendaria
  10. 10 – Pequena Suite W064 – III. Harmonias Soltas
  11. 11 – Pequena Suite W064 – IV. Fugato (allantica)
  12. 12 – Pequena Suite W064 – V. Melodia
  13. 13 – Pequena Suite W064 – VI. Gavotte-Scherzo
  14. 14 – Bachianas brasileiras No. 2 W250 & W254 – II. Aria O canto da nossa terra
  15. 15 – Bachianas brasileiras No. 2 W250 & W254 – IV. Toccata O Trenzinho do Caipira

Yuko Miyagawa & Aki Kuroda / Black Swan


Heitor Villa-Lobos collection

Villa-Lobos, who was a fine cellist as well as composer, combined European models with idiomatic Brazilian styles in a way that has shaped the course of Brazilian culture – and others besides – ever since. The works on this release span a fascinating period, from the 1910s to the 1940s, charting the trajectory of the composer’s development. The Pequena Suíte (‘Little Suite’) of 1913 is Villa-Lobos’ earliest published work for cello and piano, and reflects his love of Bach, which developed at an early age. This album’s title comes from the lyrical O canto do cisne negro (‘The song of the black swan’) of 1917, adapted from the composer’s tone poem of the previous year. Villa-Lobos’ Cello Sonata No. 2 dates from a similar time and blends romanticism and impressionism, with both instruments acting as equal protagonists. The love of Baroque music, and of Bach in particular, that germinated in early works such as the Pequena Suite, came to fruition in Villa-Lobos’ series of nine Bachanias brasileiras. Bachianas brasileiras No. 2 dates from 1930; this album features the noble second movement ‘aria’ and the glorious final movement, which vividly evokes the acceleration of a small locomotive in Caipira, São Paolo. There is an arrangement of one of the Ciclo brasileiro for piano from 1936, the shimmering Impressões seresteiras (‘Evening impressions’), and a later work in the form of Divagação (‘Wandering’), from 1946. This quirky piece includes ad lib percussive effects, and is remarkable for its jaunty rhythms, sparse allusions to tonality, and improvisatory, recitative-like cello writing.

01 – O canto do cisne negro W122 // Black Swan
  1. 01 – O canto do cisne negro W122 // Black Swan
  2. 02 – Divagacao W461 // Black Swan
  3. 03 – Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 66 W103 – I. Allegro moderato // Black Swan
  4. 04 – Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 66 W103 – II. Andante cantabile // Black Swan
  5. 05 – Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 66 W103 – III. Scherzo. Allegro scherzando // Black Swan
  6. 06 – Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 66 W103 – IV. Allegro vivace sostenuto // Black Swan
  7. 07 – Ciclo brasileiro – II. Impressoes seresteiras W374 // Black Swan
  8. 08 – Pequena Suite W064 – I. Romancette // Black Swan
  9. 09 – Pequena Suite W064 – II. Legendaria // Black Swan
  10. 10 – Pequena Suite W064 – III. Harmonias Soltas // Black Swan
  11. 11 – Pequena Suite W064 – IV. Fugato (allantica) // Black Swan
  12. 12 – Pequena Suite W064 – V. Melodia // Black Swan
  13. 13 – Pequena Suite W064 – VI. Gavotte-Scherzo // Black Swan
  14. 14 – Bachianas brasileiras No. 2 W250 & W254 – II. Aria O canto da nossa terra // Black Swan
  15. 15 – Bachianas brasileiras No. 2 W250 & W254 – IV. Toccata O Trenzinho do Caipira // Black Swan