João Luiz Plays Chôro No.1 by Villa-Lobos

João Luiz plays Chôro No. 1, “Chôro típico brasileiro” (1920) by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). This comes via his YouTube channel. You might already know João Luiz from the amazing Brasil Guitar Duo or from last week with his premiere of a new Brouwer work. Great playing and rhythmic feel by Luiz. I love all these at-home recording sessions going on, it’s casual but also up close and personal. Plus, I feel people are posting repertoire that they might not have otherwise posted if they were busy with concerts. There is a pretty good wiki entry on this piece if you want to learn some more background.

You can find the sheet music for Choro No.1 in the Eschig Collected Works of Villa-Lobos.

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