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- Vanhall Viola Concerto in C
The prolific Bohemian Jan Vanhall, born in 1739, composed over 100 symphonies and many string quartets, 26
Masses, 36 offertorios and many concertos.
Varese, Edgard ' Arcana '
- Varese 'Ecuatorial'
- Varese 'Integrales'
- Varese 'Ionisation'
- Vaughan Williams, Ralph (RAfe)
- Verdi works
- Verdi Aida
- Verdi 'Don Carlo' Opera
His greatest operatic work. From the 1860's various cuts have been made in
the opera when know today.
He lived beween 1633 and 1693
He was a musician in the Moravian court and
a master trumpet player.
He wrote many pieces for brass in the Moravian court where he was a
colleague of the sucessful comoposers Schmeltzer and Biber.
His Sonata Natalis was composed in 1674 for the Christmas season.
'Bachianas Brasilieras No 5'
A rapport between Bach and native South American folk idioms. The first
MMT is an aria. The second MMT is a dance. Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa recorded
the work in Portugese for Decca-London with a cello ensemble directed by
Lynn Harrell (CD Decca 411 730-2) 11'00"
- Villa-Lobos 'Choro #1'
- Villa-Lobos Concerto for Guitar
Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, (HY' tor VEE yah LOH bosch)
was born on March 5th in 1887. He composed most of his guitar concertos
after visiting the USA in 1945. His
concerto for guitar and chamber orchestra was written in 1951. It
incorporates his recollections of the street melodies of his youth in Rio.
The work stayed on the shelves of his publisher in Paris, for five years,
hidden as a fantasia Concertante. It was revised in 1945 as the work known
- Vivaldi, Antonio