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Heitor Villa-Lobos (March 5, 1887 — November 17, 1959) was a pioneering Brazilian modernist composer. He penned twelve symphonies, four operas, five ballets, and one of the most important string quartet cycles of the twentieth century. His music is noted for its exotic sound palette and formal inventiveness, influenced both by Brazilian folk music and stylistic elements from the European classical tradition.

Villa-Lobos was born in Rio de Janeiro. After his father died, he earned a living for his family by… read more

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  • Avatar for lizziebang
  • Avatar for CydonianSoldier
    O maior representante da beleza de nossa música nacional.
  • Avatar for Raquelemanuela
    Perfect <3
  • Avatar for FelipeFreitas1
    grande brasileiro
  • Avatar for Retinend
    The 2nd Cello Concerto is stunning!
  • Avatar for TotenFaschist
    bio mentions nothing about his guitar composition, even though it's what he's most famous for..?
  • Avatar for demoissster
    Brilliant!
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    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Heitor Villa-Lobos into the Class of 1983. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame.
  • Avatar for emaskye
    dude is a master of piano miniatures
  • Avatar for HowlBR
    Ah, sim... mas pra quê isso? moça sem noção.

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