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VILLA LOBOS - O Polichinelo (from Prole Do Bebe)

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  1. kjarschka

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    OMG :shock: Hurricane Bertoglio strikes again !

    I don't think I have ever heard it so fast and furious... Yes it is marked Vivo, but this is more like Prestisisimimisimo. Also, it is marked piano from start, with only the last bars and some accents fortissimo, and this sounds like fortissimo throughout. Ah well, it is a crowd pleaser, and a very effective encore piece played like this - was it an encore ? I am intrigued you play the glissando at the end, as I remember Cristina Ortiz doing. I have always copied that - but I am not sure where it comes from, it is not in the Eschig score.

    It is up on the site. Will you record more Villa-Lobos ?
     
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    Wow! Talk about a wake-me-up. That was stunning and overwhelming. I can't say anything about the performance as this is my first time hearing the piece, but you've obviously got talent oozing out everywhere. In fact, I think you left a little on the keyboard ... near the high E ... yeah that's it. :lol: Great, great piece.
     
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    Wops! That was fast :). But this is a as-fast-as-you-can-piece I guess. You got quite a technique there.
     
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    touchée, Techneut!!!
    :)
    You are completely right... for being a musicologist, I show quite a good amount of nonchalance towards the text in this piece...!!!!!
    But - as you guessed (always the little bird that I didn't kill?) - I play this Villa Lobos as an encore, so it's "just" an effect-piece. In the context of the whole Prole do Bebé it would be rather different...
    :)
    I played only a Choros by Villa Lobos besides this encore. But he's a very interesting author, worth of more attention.
    Another interesting Brazilian composer is the... Swiss Ernest Widmer. I played his Second Piano Sonata and it's really nice.
    Warm hugs and thanks to everybody!
     

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