Sir Eugene Goossens - Villa Lobos: The Little Train of the Caipira

Sir Eugene Goossens - Villa Lobos: The Little Train of the Caipira


Classic Records (Everest)



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AEVC 3041Q
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP


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"Combine the music, the sound, a superbly pressed on 200g Quiex-SV-P slab of vinyl and Classic's paper on cardboard jacket and you have a first class reissue worthy of a label called 'Classic' Records. I can't think of a more enjoyable 'introduction' to classical music than this reissue." Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer,

In 1960, David Hall, who wrote the original liner notes for this Everest 33mm recording, had this to say about the Villa Lobos composition: "In recent years, hi-fi fans have delighted in the realistic recordings of big steam locomotives and other railway sounds. For some, it is more thrilling to have a fast freight roaring through the living room than to hear the music of Beethoven or Tchaikovsky. Here, though, is a tailor made for both audiophile and music lover. With Everest's startingly lifelike sound, coupled with the vivid imagination of Villa-Lobos, you can hear a musical train come to life on your phonograph." The Little Train of Caipira was inspired by a ride that Villa-Lobos took in 1931 on a train that was transporting berry-pickers and farm laborers between villages in the Brazilian province of Sao Paolo. Within an hour he had completed the last movement and that very night he and his wife played the movement on cello and piano.

1. The Little Train Of The Caipira: Toccata from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2
2. Estancia
3. Panambi

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Blows Doors

posted on 10/31/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Triodeotl
This is a LP that can only be called one of the best as far as recording and sound. The stereo recording can only be described of the very highest quality. The performances are wonderful. So because of that this LP is highly recommended if you can get a LP with quiet surfaces.

The 1st LP that I received was incredibly noisy but was exchanged for another copy and this pressing is amongst the best that Classic has put out.

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