Heitor Villa-lobos: A Bio-bibliography

Hardcover | February 1, 1988

byDavid P. Appleby

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One of the most prolific composers of the 20th century, Heitor Villa-Lobos' influence on the music of Latin America was enormous. This bio-bibliography, published to coincide with the centennial celebration of the composer's birth, contains comprehensive information about his life and work heretofore unavailable in a single source in any language. The book is divided into four principal sections: Biography, Works and Performances, Discography, and Bibliography. Designed as a basic research tool for scholars interested in Latin American music and culture, performing musicians, and music students, the volume also includes helpful appendixes containing alphabetical and classified lists of compositions.

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One of the most prolific composers of the 20th century, Heitor Villa-Lobos' influence on the music of Latin America was enormous. This bio-bibliography, published to coincide with the centennial celebration of the composer's birth, contains comprehensive information about his life and work heretofore unavailable in a single source in a...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:372 pages, 9.52 × 6.42 × 1.38 inPublished:February 1, 1988Publisher:Greenwood Press

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ISBN - 10:0313253463

ISBN - 13:9780313253461

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?This new book on Villa-Lobos is headed by a succinct biography (dictionary length) on the composer. Its core is represented by a complete catalog of his compositions, chronologically arranged, with detailed information on durations, media, first performance, publishers and dedications, when available. A double Appendix includes an alphabetical listing and a classified listing of the same works. In addition the book offers a Discography and Bibliography with two sections, one of books and the other of articles on Villa-Lobos. This volume is a highly meritorious contribution to music in general and, more specifically, to all basic research in Latin-American music. It can also be of great help to performers and students interested in the works of Villa-Lobos. David P. Appleby's book represents a substantial improvement to the kind of information available through previous catalogings of this composer's works. . . . Appleby has succeeded in putting order in the broad creative space of one of the most prolific and disorderly composers of our century who produced music at the hastiest pace and who, as he frequently expressed it, responded to a biological necessity.' . . . David P. Appleby's book, in addition to its basic usefulness and scholarly responsibility, provides us a source of information of an accuracy to a large extent missing in earlier publications dealing with this Brazilian composer.?-American Music Teacher