Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Forest Of The Amazon
Heitor Villa-Lobos conducting the
Symphony of the Air & Chorus
Bidu Sayao, Soprano
United Artists 8007
United Artist Records 1959 release of Villa-Lobos work which was based on, Green Mansions, a novel and MGM movie of the same name.
Apparently, from what I can gather, the movie producers wanted Villa-Lobos to score Green Mansions, but there were problems with the score due to Villa-Lobos writing music for the novel rather than the film adaptation or he used an early version of the script. There were problems in editing and Bronislaw Kaper completed the work on the film.
Villa-Lobos edited his full score into a cantata and that is what is presented on this record.
Shy of exotica but a nice piece of music with added excitement from Bidu Sayao, a famous Brazilian Soprano.