Biography of Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

05.03.1887
Born in Rio de Janeiro
Cello lessons from the father, who was a bookseller
1905
Starting to investigate Brazilian folk musik
1915
First concert of works of his own in Rio de Janeiro
1921
Start of the series of chôros
1923
Four year stay in Paris, friendship with Milhaud
1924
Chôros No. 2 for flute and clarinet
09.04.1924
First essential concert outside Brasil in Paris, organized by Jean Wiener
1928
Quintet for flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet and bassoon
04.03.1930
Premiere of the Quintet at the Salle Chopin in Paris
1932
Head of music schools in Rio de Janeiro
1937
Distribuição de flôres for flute and guitar
1938
Bachianas Brasileiras Nr. 6 for flute and bassoon
1942
Head and reformer of music schools in whole Brazil. Foundation of the Conservatorio Nacional de Canto Orfeonico
1945
Foundation of the Academia Brasileira de Musica
13.03.1950
Premiere of Assobio a Jato for flute and cello in Rio de Janeiro
More than 2000 compositions, among them numerous nice chambermusic works for woodwinds.
17.11.1959
Dies in Rio de Janeiro
1961
A Villa-Lobos museum opens in Rio de Janeiro

Sheet music for flute:

Aria - from: Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5
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(flute, piano)
Associated Music Publishers, AMP-7787
Rating: easy
Beautiful.


Assobio a Játo - The Jet Whistle
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(flute, cello)
Peermusic, 0015546
Rating: very difficult
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Adagio
  3. Vivo
two scores


Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6
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(flute, bassoon)
Hal Leonard, AMP 194534
Rating: very difficult
  1. Aria (Chôro) - Largo
  2. Fantasia - Allegro
One score. No chance for practising though it is really difficult.


Choros No. 2
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(flute, clarinet)
Editions Max Eschig, M. E. 2006
Rating: very difficult
  1. Pouco movido - No mesmo movemento e muito rythmado - Pouco movido - Pouco meno - Animando
Score
The american premiere was played by Georges Barrere in New York 1930


Quatuor
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon)
Eschig (BMG Publications), M. E. 6773
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Lento
  3. Allegro molto vivace
Nice edition but only parts. The score is available separately. As difficult as usual.


CDs with/from Heitor Villa-Lobos

Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Manhattan String Quartet
    William Bergsma: Quintet for Flute and String Quartet (1979):
  1. Andante con moto (07:32:00)
  2. Interlude (02:45:00)
  3. Adagio (07:49:00)
  4. Presto (05:25:00)
  5. Donald Francis Tovey: Variations on a Theme by Gluck op. 28 (13:50:00)
  6. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Assobio a Jato for Flute and Cello:
  7. Allegro ma non troppo (02:50:00)
  8. Adagio (02:33:00)
  9. Vivo (04:09:00)
  10. Amy Beach: Theme and Variations, Op. 80 (1916) (21:17:00)
Christian de Chabot, Kurt Redel
Flûte et Guitare (1994)
jpc
  1. Heinrich Aloys Praeger: Introduction, Thème et Variations sur une chanson russe, op. 21 (09:48:00)
  2. Enrique Granados: Andaluza (5eme des Danses espagnoles) (04:18:00)
  3. Niccolo Paganini: Sonata concertata en la majeur:
  4. Allegro spiritoso (04:58:00)
  5. Adagio assai espressivo (03:15:00)
  6. Rondo (02:19:00)
  7. Georg Friedrich Händel: Sonate en la mineur, op. 1 No. 4 (HWV 362):
  8. Larghetto (03:10:00)
  9. Allegro (02:39:00)
  10. Johann Sebastian Bach: Sarabande (de la Suite en do mineur, BWV 997) (03:51:00)
  11. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonate diete "de Hamburg", en sol majeur:
  12. Allegretto (04:58:00)
  13. Rondo (Presto) (02:54:00)
  14. Mauro Giuliani: Grande Sonate en la majeur, op. 85:
  15. Allegro maestoso (04:35:00)
  16. Andante molto sostenuto (04:07:00)
  17. Scherzo (03:48:00)
  18. Allegretto espressivo (05:05:00)
  19. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Aria de la Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (04:35:00)
Eric Le Sage, Francois Meyer, Paul Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud
French Connection (2005)
  1. Dimitrij Schostakowitsch: Waltz No. 3 (02:52:00)
  2. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 2 (02:28:00)
  3. Florent Schmitt: Sonatine en trio Op. 85:
  4. I. Assez anime (02:18:00)
  5. II. Assez vif (02:18:00)
  6. III. Tres lent (02:32:00)
  7. IV Anime (01:21:00)
  8. Darius Milhaud: Sonate Op. 47:
  9. I. Tranquille (07:05:00)
  10. II. Joyeux (03:06:00)
  11. III. Emporte (01:55:00)
  12. IV. Douloureux (06:18:00)
  13. André Jolivet: Sonatine:
  14. I. Andantino (03:29:00)
  15. II. Quasi cadenza (02:44:00)
  16. III. Intermezzo (03:34:00)
  17. Maurice Emmanuel: Sonate Op. 11:
  18. I. Allegro con spirito (04:03:00)
  19. II. Adagio (05:11:00)
  20. III Molto allegro e leggierissimo (03:33:00)
  21. Dimitrij Schostakowitsch: Waltz No. 4 (02:11:00)
Eine meiner Lieblingsscheiben. Tolle Musik und super gespielt. Interessante Zusammenstellung dieser nicht alltäglichen Besetzungen.
Pietro Borgonovo, Michele Carulli, Andrea Griminelli, Francesco Pomarico, Rino Vernizzi
jpc
  1. Chôro No. 2 (02:42:00)
  2. Duo:
  3. I. Allegro (03:26:00)
  4. II. Largo (06:27:00)
  5. III. Allegro vivace (05:29:00)
  6. Bachiana brasileira No. 6:
  7. I. Aria (Chôro) (04:01:00)
  8. II. Fantasia (04:55:00)
  9. Trio:
  10. I. Anime (06:05:00)
  11. II. Languissament (06:27:00)
  12. III. Vivo (05:12:00)
  13. Quatuor:
  14. I. Allegro non troppo (04:20:00)
  15. II. Lento (04:20:00)
  16. III. Allegro molto vivace (05:39:00)
  17. Quintette (en forme de Chôro) (09:52:00)
Jörg Gebhardt, Gaby Pas van Riet, Yves Storms
    Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango:
  1. Bordel 1900 (03:31:00)
  2. Cafe 1930 (07:28:00)
  3. Night-club 1960 (06:06:00)
  4. Concert d'aujourd'hui (02:51:00)
  5. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 3 für Gitarre (1940) (05:46:00)
  6. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Aria aus Bachianas Brasileiras (05:09:00)
  7. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Distribucao de Flores (1932) (04:24:00)
  8. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 5 für Gitarre (1940) (03:54:00)
  9. Celso Machado: Musique populaires bresiliennes:
  10. Pacocoa (Choro) (04:02:00)
  11. Quebra Queixo (Choro) (04:23:00)
  12. Piazza Vittorio (Choro Maxixe) (03:42:00)
  13. Algodao Doce (Samba) (01:39:00)
  14. Sambossa (Bossa Nova) (02:08:00)
  15. Pe de Moleque (Samba) (02:42:00)
William Bennett, Thea King, Janice Knight, Robin O'Neill, Charles Tunnell, Simon Wynberg
Villa-Lobos Music for flute (2000)
William Bennett and friends
jpc
  1. Quinteto em forma de choros (10:22:00)
  2. Modinha (01:34:00)
  3. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 (09:24:00)
  4. Distribuição de flôres (03:41:00)
  5. Assobio a Jato (10:47:00)
  6. Chôros No. 2 (02:39:00)
  7. Canção do Amor  (02:53:00)
  8. Trio (19:12:00)
Villa-Lobos' Musik ist von Rhythmus geprägt. Sehr anspruchsvoll und für die Flöte häufig in hoher Lage. Bennett und seine Kollegen klingen gut zusammen.

Literature von/über Heitor Villa-Lobos

Last edit 13.05.2020