In September São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (Osesp) launched three new CDs, bringing its total discography to more than 60 titles.
Osesp launched on the Swedish label BIS Records An Alpine Symphony
by Richard Strauss. Recorded in February of this year in the Sala São Paulo hall, the Symphony
– that was first performed in Germany in October 1915, when it was conducted by the composer himself – was performed by the Orchestra and the British conductor Frank Shipway. The CD ends with the Symphonic Fantasy from The Woman Without a Shadow
, also composed by Strauss, bringing the total number of tracks to 23 and amounting to some 77 minutes of recording time.
Also in September Osesp launched on the Naxos
label the first CD to result from the project of musicological review and recording of the 11 symphonies by Villa-Lobos, which was commenced in 2011 by Osesp’s publishing house, Criadores do Brasil
. The CD is the first of 6 that will be released over the next few years, all conducted and overseen by the Brazilian Isaac Karabtchevsky, and it includes Sinfonia nº 6 - "Sobre a Linha das Montanhas"
(Symphony No. 6 – “On the Outline of the Mountains of Brazil”
) and Sinfonia nº 7
(Symphony No. 7
), composed in 1944 and 1945 respectively.
The entire cycle of symphonies by Villa-Lobos is being launched onto the international market by the Naxos
label and onto the Brazilian market by the record company Movieplay
features as its main piece the eponymous concerto composed by the musicians Rodolfo Stroeter, Ruriá Duprat, Paulo Bellinati, Nelson Ayres, Ricardo Mosca and Gilberto Gil. Recorded in December 2008 in the Sala São Paulo hall and lasting approximately 50 minutes, the Concerto Antropofágico
was performed by the Orchestra and the group Pau Brasil, with Mônica Salmaso on vocals, and conducted by John Neschling. Two other compositions complete the CD, which is being released by the Biscoito Fino
record company: O Velho Francisco
) by Chico Buarque and Melodia Sentimental
) by Heitor Villa-Lobos.
All the Osesp’s CDs can be purchased directly from the Loja Clássicos
shop, located in the main lobby of the Sala São Paulo hall - Brazil, in specialist retail outlets or in the on-line stores of the respective record companies.