Sanel Redzic Plays Five Preludes by Villa-Lobos

Sanel Redžić plays Five Preludes by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). This comes via Redžić’s fantastic YouTube channel. Recorded in Schottenkirche Erfurt, Germany. Great to have all five preludes performed by one of my favourite guitarists. Redzic’s direct style and balanced musical sensibilities highlight the excellent compositional elements contained in these works.

Five Preludes (1940)

0:00 Prelude No. 1 in E minor (“Melodia lírica”): Andantino espressivo Più mosso

4:51 Prelude No. 2 in E major (“Melodia capadócia”): Andantino—Più mosso

8:21 Prelude No. 3 in A minor (“Homenagem a Bach”): Andante—Molto adagio e dolorido

12:33 Prelude No. 4 in E minor (“Homenagem ao índio brasileiro”): Lento—Animato—Moderato

16:46 Prelude No. 5 in D major (“Homenagem à Vida Social”): Poco animato—Meno—Più mosso

Sheet Music: Villa-Lobos Collected Guitar Solos (Eshig) via Amazon. I also encourage you to look up the facsimile in his hand which is floating around online. That said, the Eshig edition is how the piece is generally played so it’s always good to have a copy of that. After close inspection the Zigante edition fingering is just not doing it for me. There is very little fingering in the Eshig, which is great actually but students might find the video helpful in this regard.

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