The world of Villa-Lobos in pictures and documents /
Lisa M. Peppercorn.
Aldershot, England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, VT, USA : Ashgate Pub. Co., c1996.
336 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
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Aldershot, England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, VT, USA : Ashgate Pub. Co., c1996.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-325) and indexes.
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Long Description
This unique book presents a wealth of source material for those interested in the Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos' music and his country.Autograph letters in facsimile, newspaper and periodical articles and original programmes are reproduced to chart the development of Brazilian culture from the earliest times up to the death of the composer. Photographs and descriptions recall both the old theatres, long since demolished, where Villa-Lobos' music was originally performed and the numerous national institutions that played such an important part in the composer's life.The book also reproduces some of the instruments, tunes and legends which Villa-Lobos studied in his attempt to create a truly Brazilian style of composition. These together with surveys of his contemporaries in music, literature and history and his publishers, friends and family provide a complete picture of the world the composer lived and worked in.
Table of Contents
Preamble: Time Chronicle
Raúl Villa-Lobos and his Time
The Villa-Lobos Family
Contemporary History during Villa-Lobos' Childhood
Cultural Personages during Villa- Lobos' Early Years
Villa-Lobos' Youth
Musical Training
Villa-Lobos and the Jungle
Rio de Janeiro at the Time of Villa-Lobos' Marriage
First Public Performance of Villa-Lobos' Music
First Public Recognition
The Week of Modern Art
First European Sojourn
Second Paris Sojourn
The Music Pedagogue
Villa-Lobos in the Thirties
Settled at Rua Araújo Pôrto Alegre
Debut in the US 1944/45
Commissions for Piano Works
Commissions for other Works
Stage Works
Travels and Concerts
Caricatures and Sculptures
70th Birthday Celebrations
Last Honours
Last Events
Death Scene
The Villa-Lobos Museum
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