SYMPHONY NO.12 - UIRAPURU | MANDU-CARARA
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra | Choir and Childrens Choir | Isaac Karabtchevsky
Villa-Lobos' Symphony No. 12, his last, was completed on his 70th birthday and shows no lessening of his powers, marrying symphonic craftsmanship with explosive energy, harmonic richness, and rhythmic vitality; a fitting summation of his symphonic canon. Uirapuru is one of his most original works, couched in a modernism that teems with colour and creates a specifically Brazilian sound world without drawing on folkloric elements, whilst Mandu-Çarará is a notably inventive, lush, and exciting but little-known secular cantata.