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Heitor Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos (UK: , US: , Portuguese: [ejˈtoʁ ˌvilɐ ˈlobus]; March 5, 1887 – November 17, 1959) was a Brazilian composer, conductor, cellist, pianist, and guitarist described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music". Villa-Lobos has become the best-known South American composer of all time. A prolific composer, he wrote numerous orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works, totaling over 2000 works by his death in 1959. His music was influenced by both Brazilian folk music and by stylistic elements from the European classical tradition, as exemplified by his Bachianas Brasileiras (Brazilian Bachian-pieces). His Etudes for guitar (1929) were dedicated to Andrés Segovia, while his 5 Preludes (1940) were dedicated to his spouse Arminda Neves d’Almeida, a.k.a. "Mindinha." Both are important works in the guitar repertory.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 5th, 1887 (Rio de Janeiro), Died November 17th, 1959 (Rio de Janeiro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor, guitar, violin

Notes: Name also appears as Ėĭtor Vila Lobos.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-38252 10-in. 4/8/1927 Polichinello Guiomar Novaës Piano solo composer  
Victor BBVE-65353 10-in. 1/6/1932 Saudades das selvas brasileiras : Nos. 1 e 2 Souza Lima Piano solo composer  
Victor BBVE-65354 10-in. 1/6/1932 Mômo precoce Souza Lima Piano solo composer  
Victor CAVE-65356 12-in. 1/8/1932 Chôros : No. 7 Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble conductor, composer  
Victor CAVE-65357 12-in. 1/8/1932 Chôros : No. 7 Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble conductor, composer  
Victor CAVE-65374 12-in. Sept. 1935 Brazilian quartet no. 5 Carioca String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CAVE-65375 12-in. Fall 1935 Brazilian quartet no. 5 Carioca String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CAVE-65376 12-in. Fall 1935 Brazilian quartet no. 5 Carioca String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CAVE-65377 12-in. Fall 1935 Brazilian quartet no. 5 Carioca String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BS-023114 10-in. 5/6/1938 Saudades das selvas brasileiras, no. 2 George Copeland Piano solo composer  
Victor BCVE-052166 12-in. 4/2/1941 Impressões seresteiras José Vieira Brandão Piano solo composer  
Victor BCVE-052167 12-in. 4/2/1941 Prantio do coboclo José Vieira Brandão Piano solo composer  
Victor BBVE-052187 10-in. 4/30/1941 Vamos atrás da serra Calunga Souza Lima Piano solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Villa-Lobos, Heitor," accessed August 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102678.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102678.

"Villa-Lobos, Heitor." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102678

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