File MS-5-2, Box 7, Folder 13 - Guia prático : [for piano]

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Guia prático : [for piano]

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Practical guide : [for piano]

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MS-5-2, Box 7, Folder 13

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  • 1948-1949 (Reproduction)
    Reproducer
    Villa-Lobos, Heitor
    Place
    New York (N.Y.)
  • 1932 (Creation)
    Creator
    Villa-Lobos, Heitor
    Place
    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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1 part (58 p.) ; 34.5 x 26.5 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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File includes the second, third, fourth, fifth and tenth albums, dedicated to Julieta d'Almeida Strutt, Arnaldo Estrella, Magdalena Tagliaferro, Tomas Teran, and Ellen Ballon. The albums are copies of handwritten scores completed in New York and Rio between 1948 and 1949.

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  • Portuguese

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Final

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Revised by Rebecca Shaw on December 6, 2017.

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-5-2, Box 7