This month sees the eagerly awaited volume 2 of Villa-Lobos piano music from Joanna Brzezinska. Simple, sweetly naïve melodies and energetic, unrelenting rhythms carried by boundless surging vitality. Such is the sound of Brazil which Villa-Lobos succeeded in conveying in all his works, particularly those featured on this CD. Joanna Brzezinska has a particular affinity for this unique Brazilian composer, her playing wonderfully conveys the sensuality, sweetness and brazen impetuosity of his music.
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