Item MS-5-2, Box 1, Folder 6, Item 2 - Letter from Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

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Letter from Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

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MS-5-2, Box 1, Folder 6, Item 2

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1 page ; 16.5 x 22 cm + 1 envelope ; 15.3 x 8.7 cm

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Arminda Villa-Lobos was a musician and companion to Heitor Villa-Lobos. Arminda became the Director of the Museu Villa-Lobos in 1960 and worked in this capacity until her death in 1985. Arminda was significant help to Villa-Lobos throughout his career and Villa-Lobos dedicated many of his works to her.

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Item is a typed letter from Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on May 28, 1947. Arminda writes about her poor English and asks Ballon to write in Portuguese. She also asks if an October 1947 concert in Montreal will be broadcast. This concert was the Canadian premiere of Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. Two Brazilian postage stamps are affixed to the envelope.

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