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Title: The Complete String Quartets
Otros títulos: String Quartet No. 3 : String Quartet No. 8 : String Quartet No. 14
Cuarteto de Cuerda No. 3 : Cuarteto de Cuerda No. 8 : Cuarteto de Cuerda No. 14
Los Cuartetos de Cuerdas Completos
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Heitor Villa-Lobos; Cuarteto Larinoamericano
Código CDU: Vill.12
Forma Musical: String Quartets
Abstract: The music of Heitor Villa-Lobos is known for its characteristic nationalism, driving rhythms, and original instrumentation. He was trained as an autodidact opposed to academic instruction, his music grew in a completely independent and individual fashion. Villa-Lobos began studying music at an early age, when his father, a worker at the National Library and an amateur musician, taught him to play cello, viola, and guitar. These early influences later became evident in the orchestration of some of his more prominent works. Although he intended to enter school to study medicine, Villa-Lobos soon found that he preferred spending time with the local popular musicians, becoming familiar with the various musical styles native to Rio de Janeiro's street and night life. Among other skills, he learned to improvise guitar melodies over the "choro," a popular instrumental genre of the time, which lent Villa-Lobos the effortless Latin nationality so strongly present in his music. From the ages ...


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1. Quartet No. 3 - Allegro non troppo.mp3 6:29 8.887Mb MPEG Audio mp3
2. Quartet No. 3 - Molto vivo.mp3 3:42 5.070Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Quartet No. 3 - Molto adagio.mp3 7:15 9.951Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Quartet No. 3 - Allegro con fuocco.mp3 5:05 6.985Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. Quartet No. 8 - Allegro.mp3 6:09 8.430Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. Quartet No. 8 - Lento.mp3 7:02 9.645Mb MPEG Audio mp3
7. Quartet No. 8 - Scherzo (vivace).mp3 5:04 6.942Mb MPEG Audio mp3
8. Quartet No. 8 - Quasi allegro.mp3 6:17 8.612Mb MPEG Audio mp3
9. Quartet No. 14 - Allegro.mp3 5:44 7.868Mb MPEG Audio mp3
10. Quartet No. 14 - Andante.mp3 5:39 7.757Mb MPEG Audio mp3
11. Quartet No. 14 - Scherzo (vivace).mp3 3:21 4.600Mb MPEG Audio mp3
12. Quartet No. 14 - Molto allegro.mp3 3:34 4.886Mb MPEG Audio mp3
Quartet No. 3 - Completo.wav 22:22 225.7Mb WAV audio wav
Quartet No. 8 - Completo.wav 24:22 245.9Mb WAV audio wav
Quartet No. 14 - Completo.wav 18:09 183.1Mb WAV audio wav

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