Item MS-5-2, Box 2, Folder 4 - Terceiro concerto de piano e orquestra : redução para dois pianos

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Terceiro concerto de piano e orquestra : redução para dois pianos

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Third concerto for piano and orchestra : reduction for two pianos

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Heitor Villa-Lobos

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  • Variations in title: Variations in title: Piano concerto No. 3 in a minor

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MS-5-2, Box 2, Folder 4

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  • 1956 (Creation)
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    Villa-Lobos, Heitor
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    New York (N.Y.)

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1 ms. score (66 p.) ; 24.2 x 31.7 cm

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(1887-1957)

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Heitor Villa-Lobos was one of the foremost composers of the twentieth century, combining elements of music indigenous to Brazil and Latin America with Western classical music. His work is heavily influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach (e.g., Bachianas Brasileiras), Richard Wagner, and Giacomo Puccini).

Born in Rio de Janeiro on March 5, 1887. he started learning the cello at age 6. Although his mother did not approve of his musical aspirations and wanted him to become a doctor, Villa-Lobos left home at the age of 18 and supported himself playing the guitar and cello while travelling around Brazil.

In 1915, his works were featured in a concert in Rio de Janeiro and the publishing firm Artur Napoleão began to publish his compositions. In this year, he also met pianist Artur Rubinstein, who performed his works across the world. From 1923 until 1929, he lived in Paris, composing, and organizing a number of concerts. In 1930, he became director of the São Paulo school system in Brazil and in 1932, he became in charge of music education throughout the country. In 1945, he established the Brazilian Academy of Music with Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez.

By the time of his death, in 1959, Villa-Lobos had written over 2000 compositions, including orchestral, chamber, instrumental, and vocal works. His guitar compositions, in particular, have become part of the standard repertory for the instrument.

Villa-Lobos married Lucília Guimarães, a pianist and teacher, in 1913. In 1936, he left his wife for Arminda Neves d’Almeida, who remained his companion until his death, Arminda took Villa-Lobos' name, although they never married. Many of his works are dedicated to Arminda, or "Mindhinha."

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Item is an autograph manuscript of Heitor Villa-Lobos's reduction for two pianos of his Piano Concerto No. 3, completed in New York in 1956. The composition was commissioned by the Brazilian pianist Arnaldo Estrella.

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  • Portuguese

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Textual elements of the score are written in Portuguese.

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Key: a minor

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Scoring summary: pf (2)

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Opus number: W512

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Description revised by Rebecca Shaw on December 4, 2017.

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-5-2, Box 2