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.
|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||Composer, Performer|
|Victor||CAVE-65357||12-in.||1/8/1932||Chôros : No. 7||Orchestra Victor Brasileira||Instrumental ensemble||Composer, Performer|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Villa-Lobos, Heitor," accessed September 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102678.
Villa-Lobos, Heitor. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102678.
"Villa-Lobos, Heitor." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 September 2020.
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