“Philippe Bertaud: On the Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos”

By on 10-25-2009 in Miramuse

Philippe Bertaud: On the Music of Heitor Villa-LobosMiramuse is happy to finally announce the release of the instructional guitar DVD, “Philippe Bertaud: On the Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos.” After shooting this three-camera video production in Gary Powell’s studio, the release had been stalled in the ever-deepening abyss of securing the synchronization rights for the usage of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ music. The process of securing the rights took thirty months of research, complete with many dead-ends, confusion, and the kind of bureaucratic communication of which only a snail could be proud.

This is the first release for Miramuse to be distributed worldwide by Carl Fischer Music in New York. My special thanks to lifelong friend and musician, Rae Moses and to Chris Scialfa for his steadfast support, and of course, the charming Frenchman, Philippe Bertaud, for his undeniable patience.

One Comment

  1. Gary,

    Thank you for your patience and commitment! Hietor Villa-Lobos is one of my favorite composers for the classical guitar. Having made two trips to Brazil this summer, and having met with a new generation of musicians who increasingly share the vision of music as a language of community, it boggles my mind that it should be so difficult bring his music to a wider audience, especially one interested in learning to speak the language of Villa-Lobos through the guitar.

    I look forward to seeing the product, and sharing it with my daughter, who now claims to be interested in learning guitar (after three successful years of piano).

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