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7th Philharmonic Concert / Heitor Villa-Lobos: »Bachianas Brasileiras« no. 4 Prelúdio (Introdução) / Philip Glass: »Metamorphosis I« from »Aguas da Amazonia« / Heitor Villa-Lobos: Suite »Floresta do Amazonas«

Heidelberg Congress Center
Sebastião Salgado
Simone Menezes

An extraordinary concert experience: Classical music combined with photos of the Brazilian star photographer Sebastião Salgado. Photos are shown on the LED screen of Heidelberg Congress, the third largest in the world. In this work, Salgado shows not only the beauty of nature but also draws our attention to what’s wrong in the world.

You will hear the fourth part of »Bachianas Brasileiras« by Heitor Villa-Lobos, a tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach. Villa-Lobos sees parallels in Bach’s music to Brazilian folklore.

The combination of national tones with European ideas of form is apparent in Villa-Lobos’ suite »Floresta do Amazonas«.

In »Aguas da Amazonia« Philip Glass portrays the massive Amazon, main river of the world’s largest river system, in all its colours.

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