A song for summer….Bachianas Brasileiras No 5.. and much more at Cellos at Belle Serre 2014

A song for summer….Bachianas Brasileiras No 5.. and much more at Cellos at Belle Serre 2014

As both a singer and a cellist, I have had the good fortune over the years to have sung many times the soprano solo part of Villa-Lobos’s sublime Bachianas Brasileiras No 5, and  to have played each of the eight different parts that make up the cello ‘orchestra’. My first time performing the piece, as eighth cello, was aged 17 at the Wigmore Hall in London with a great line-up of cellists led by Christopher…