Presence of Villa-Lobos

Cello and Piano Cds and DVD

The duo formed by professor of UNIRIO Hugo Pilger (cello) and Lucia Barrenechea (piano) has released two volumes of music by Heitor Villa-Lobos, The first one was released in 2013 with the title "Presence of Villa-Lobos in Brazilian Music for Cello and Piano". This volume comtemplates yet a DVD/ Blu-Ray. Under the direction of Liloye Boubli, the film with duration of 2h20min, photography by the famous Fernando Duarte, voice-over by Luiz Paulo Sampaio, was recorded in locations such as Confeitaria Colombo, Palácio do Catete, Jardim Botânico and Forte de Copacabana. In 2017, they released the second volume of the profect only in CD format this time.


Besides works by Villa-Lobos, the recordings bring the first audio register of Villa-Lobos own cello, a Martin Diehl from 1779, as well as works by Brazilian composers that the composer played during his career as cellist, interweeven by works by other composers such as Homero Dornellas, Francisco Mignone and Edino Krieger.
Lucia Barrenechea was Hugo Pilger' s adviser in his Master's and Docto's research at UNIRIO, and his dissertation “Heitor Villa-Lobos, the cello and his idiotimatism” was published by Editora CRV. Part of this research helped made this recording project possible.

Double CD volume 1


Cd 1


Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Pequena Suíte

Arthur Napoleão (1843-1925) Romance, Opus 71

Heitor Villa-Lobos Capricho, Opus 49

Homero de Sá Barreto (1884-1924) Berceuse

Francisco Braga (1868-1945) Romance

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Sonhar, Opus 14

J.S. Bach (1685-1750) / Villa-Lobos Prelúdio nº 8, Fuga nº 10, Prelúdio nº 14

Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras nº 5: I. Ária – Cantilena

Homero Dornellas (1901-1990) Estudo Seresteiro nº 2 para violoncelo solo


Cd 2


Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras nº 4 para piano solo Bachianas Brasileiras nº 2 Divagação

Francisco Mignone (1897-1986) Aquela Modinha que o Villa não escreveu (violoncelo solo - original para fagote solo)

Edino Krieger (n. 1928) Seresta – Homenagem a Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos Fantasia para piano e violoncelo


Double CD volume 2

CD 1

Alberto Nepomuceno Mazurka, Op. 1

Heitor Villa-Lobos Prelúdio No. 2, Op. 20

Francisco Mignone Lenda Sertaneja No. 4

Francisco Mignone Modinha No. 1

Camargo Guarnieri Ponteio e Dansa

Heitor Villa-Lobos Berceuse, Op. 50

Radamés Gnatalli Modinha No. 2

Radamés Gnatalli Baião

Heitor Villa-Lobos Élégie, Op. 87

José Guerra Vicente Elegia

César Guerra Peixe Três Peças

Heitor Villa-Lobos O Canto do Cisne Negro


CD 2


José Vieira Brandão Sonata para Violoncelo e Piano

Heitor Villa-Lobos Sonata No. 2, Op. 66

Alceo Bocchino Suíte Brasileira No. 1, 2, 3 e 4

Hugo Pilger, cello Lúcia Barrenechea, piano

The CDs are available for purchase.


Order the CD volume 2.
Order CD volume 1.