Bachianas brasileiras No.2, W247, 250-252, 254, 568, 569 (Villa-Lobos, Heitor)




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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Milan: G. Ricordi, 1949. Plate 129643.
Misc. Notes Oddly high plate number. See Ricordi plate table.
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Work Title Bachianas brasileiras No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. W247 (original) ; W250, 251, 254, 568 (cello and piano) ; W252, 569 (piano solo)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHV 6
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Prelúdio (O canto do capadócio)
  2. Ária (O canto da nossa terra)
  3. Dansa (Lembrança do sertão)
  4. Toccata (O trenzinho do caipira)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1930
First Performance. 1934-09-03 in Venice (at the Festival Internacional de Veneza)
Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor)
First Publication. 1949
Dedication Mindinha
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 saxophones (tenor, baritone), bassoon, contrabassoon
2 horns, trombone
timpani, ganzá, chocalho, pandeira, reco, matraca, caixa, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, bass drum, celesta, piano, strings