|Ordering Number||OC 776|
- Bruno-Videla, Lucio
- Piazzolla, Astor
- Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor
Astor Piazzolla: Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
Lucio Bruno-Videla: Yumba-Transformation
Rosângela Antunes, piano
Florian Wilscher, violin
Katrin Schickedanz, cello
The Villa-Lobos Trio emphasizes the colorful, South
American world of sound in its work. The central
composers in this regard are of course, Heitor Villa-
Lobos and Astor Piazzolla. The ensemble, which
lives in Vienna, was founded by Brazilian pianist
Rosângela Antunes. It has traveled to Kenya, Jordan
and the USA, and sees itself as an ambassador and
intermediary between the various cultures.
Villa-Lobos’s Piano Trio No. 1 was written in 1911.
As the young composer’s first large-format work, it
was an important step in his creative life. The trio
demonstrates Villa-Lobos’s intensive occupation with
European art music and was part of his debut concert
as a composer.
Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, or “The four seasons
in Buenos Aires”, was written by Astor Piazzolla
for the quintet that he founded in 1960, several years
after he had returned home from Europe, where he
had studied with Nadia Boulanger. The work is a
perfect example of fusion between the Tango Argentino
and European classical music and jazz. This style
would go down in music history as the Tango Nuevo
and make its creator more popular than ever.
In his Yumba-Verwandlung, written for the Villa-
Lobos Trio, composer, conductor and music researcher
Lucio Bruno-Videla, born in 1968, has tried to transform
the tango into a 21st-century style. It is based on
the well known Tango La Yumba by Osvaldo Pugliese.