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Villa-Lobos underwent very little of this formal training. After a few abortive harmony lessons, he learnt music by illicit observation from the top of the stairs of the regular musical evenings at his house arranged by his father.

He learned to play cello , clarinet , and guitar. When his father died suddenly in he earned a living for his family by playing in cinema and theatre orchestras in Rio.

His earliest compositions were the result of improvisations on the guitar from this period. Up until his marriage, he had not learned to play the piano, so his wife taught him the rudiments of the instrument. The music presented at these concerts shows his coming to terms with the conflicting elements in his experience, and overcoming a crisis of identity, as to whether European or Brazilian music would dominate his style.

These works drew from native Brazilian legends and the use of "primitive" folk material. In , he also met the pianist Arthur Rubinstein , who became a lifelong friend and champion; this meeting prompted Villa-Lobos to write more piano music.

There had recently been an attempted military coup on Copacabana Beach , and places of entertainment had been closed for days; the public possibly wanted something less intellectually demanding, and the piece was booed.

Villa-Lobos was philosophical about it, and Rubinstein later reminisced that the composer said, "I am still too good for them. His avowed aim was to exhibit his exotic sound world rather than to study. Just before he left he completed his Nonet for ten players and chorus which was first performed after his arrival in the French capital.

Parisian concerts of his music made a strong impression. Chevaillier wrote of it in Le Monde musical, "[ One of the consequences of the revolution of that year was that money could no longer be taken out of the country, and so he had no means of paying any rents abroad. His position at SEMA led him to compose mainly patriotic and propagandist works. His series of Bachianas Brasileiras were a notable exception. Arminda eventually took on the name Villa-Lobos, though Villa-Lobos never divorced his first wife.

Arminda was herself a musician and a significant influence on Villa-Lobos. His music for the film O Descobrimento do Brasil The Discovery of Brazil of , which included versions of earlier compositions, was arranged into orchestral suites , and includes a depiction of the first mass in Brazil in a setting for double choir. Villa-Lobos was the chair of a committee whose task was to define a definitive version of the Brazilian national anthem. Independence Day on September 7, involved 30, children singing the national anthem and items arranged by Villa-Lobos.

Villa-Lobos was able, after the end of the war, to travel abroad again; he returned to Paris, and also made regular visits to the United States as well as travelling to Great Britain , and Israel. He received a huge number of commissions, and fulfilled many of them despite failing health. He composed concertos for piano, cello the second one in , classical guitar in for Segovia, who refused to play it until the composer provided a cadenza in , [23] harp for Nicanor Zabaleta in and harmonica for John Sebastian, Sr.

Other commissions included his Symphony No. His prolific output of this period prompted criticisms of note-spinning and banality: critical reactions to his Piano Concerto No. See also: List of compositions by Heitor Villa-Lobos His earliest pieces originated in guitar improvisations, for example Panqueca Pancake of The concert series of —21 included first performances of pieces demonstrating originality and virtuosic technique. Reconciling European tradition and Brazilian influences was also an element that bore fruit more formally later.

The works use Brazilian folk tales and characters, imitations of the sounds of the jungle and its fauna, imitations of the sound of the nose-flute by the violinophone , and not least imitations of the uirapuru bird itself.

This work was orchestrated in with new linking passages and a new title, Momoprecoce. Villa-Lobos occasionally joined such bands. It was perceived as an incongruity that his Brazilian impressionism should be expressed in the form of quartets and sonatas. He developed new forms to free his imagination from the constraints of conventional musical development such as that required in sonata form. Wright calls it "the most impressive result" of this formal development.

Villa-Lobos composed more than a dozen works with this title for various instruments, mostly in the years — He described them as "a new form of musical composition", a transformation of the Brazilian music and sounds "by the personality of the composer".

He incorporated neoclassicism in his nationalistic style. The pieces evolved over the period rather than being conceived as a whole, some of them being revised or added to.

They contain some of his most popular music, such as No. In these works the often harsh dissonances of his earlier music are less evident: or, as Simon Wright puts it, they are "sweetened". The dissonances of the later piece are more controlled, the forward direction of the music easier to discern. Bachianas Brasileiras No. After the fall of the Vargas government, Villa-Lobos returned full-time to composition, resuming a prolific rate of completing works. His concertos—particularly those for the guitar, the harp, and the harmonica—are examples of his earlier poema form.

The Harp Concerto is a large work, and shows a new propensity to focus on a small detail, then to fade it and bring another detail to the foreground. This technique also occurs in his final opera, Yerma, which contains a series of scenes each of which establishes an atmosphere, similarly to the earlier Momoprecoce. In , he wrote a Seventeenth String Quartet , whose austerity of technique and emotional intensity "provide a eulogy to his craft".

These works lack the pictorialism of his more public music.


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