Sonia Rubinsky (piano)
This eighth and final volume of Villa-Lobos’ complete solo piano music features Albums 10 and 11 from his Guia Prático (Albums 1–9 are available on Naxos 8.570008), the composer’s own piano arrangements of works from the related Guia Prático Volume 1 (137 Traditional Children’s Songs as Sung by Brazilian Children), originally written for various instrumental and vocal combinations, and his two Children’s Suites.
In all these works the world of childhood is lovingly evoked with extraordinary originality and brilliant virtuosity.
“Sonia Rubinsky's colorful and technically shipshape interpretations are as lovingly nuanced and thoroughly idiomatic as we can desire, and they're beautifully recorded as well. In sum, this valuable addition to the Villa-Lobos discography deserves no less than the highest rating and warmest recommendation.”