SKU: HL.50565948 Critical Edition
. Composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Edited by Frederic Zigante. Editions Durand. Classical. Softcover. 44 pages. Editions Durand #DF01657800. Published by Editions Durand (HL.50565948).
ISBN 9781540056481. UPC: 888680948306. 9.0x12.0x0.163 inches.
The Cinq Préludes by Heitor Villa-Lobos represent the Brazilian composer's last work for solo guitar and were written in the summer of 1940. They do not constitute a single cycle, but rather a heterogeneous collection, similar in spirit to a collection of pages from an album, with each one developing, in its own individual way, a different stylistic principle. In terms of instrumental technique, Heitor Villa-Lobos places the Préludes in a kind of ideal balance point between the still nineteenth-century writing style of the Suite populaire brésilienne and the daring instrumental experimentation of the Douze Études. In the present edition, the manifold editorial issues concerning Heitor Villa-Lobos' guitar music have been affronted by looking at of all of the sources available today: these efforts have thus enabled us to put together a more reliable text than those before it both in terms of the notes and the fingerings.