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Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Eduardo Mata - Conductor

DOR-90179 Cover - 18069 Bytes Latin American Masters - 6381 Bytes The four works on this disc represent four different ways of turning into sound the primeval pulse of Latin American soil.   Each one on its own terms, these peices by Orbón, Villa-Lobos, Chávez and Estévez are an ideal vehicle for the listener to approach the telluric forces of a continent whose best composers have found a way to synthesise in sound the fundamental qualities of landscape, ritual and culture, through works that transcend the mere symphonic transcription of folklore and become highly individual musical statements that at the same time are universally representative of the Latin American spirit.
- Juan Arturo Brennan

Julián Orbón (1925-1991)
Tres Versiones Sinfónicas
[1] Pavana (Luis de Milan)
[2] Organum-Conductus (Perotinus)
[3] Xylophone (Congo)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Bachiana Brasileira No. 2
[4] El canto del campesino (The Song of the Countryman)
[5] El canto de nuestra tierra (The Song of Our Counry)
[6] Recuerdo del desierto (Memory of the Desert)
[7] El pequeño tren del campesino brasileño
     (The Little Train of the Brasilian Countryman)

Antonio Estévez (1916-1988)
[8] Mediodía en el Llano (Noon on the Prarie)

Carlos Chávez (1899-1978)
[9] Sinfonía India (Symphony No. 2)

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