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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
|Named Person:||Heitor Villa-Lobos; Heitor Villa-Lobos; Heitor Villa-Lobos; Heitor Villa-Lobos|
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|ISBN:||0193154765 9780193154766 0193154757 9780193154759|
|Description:||xii, 146 p. : ill ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||List of Music Examples and Tables --
I. Background (1887-1911) --
II. Themes and Landscapes (1912-1922) --
III. A Brazilian in Paris: the Synthesis (1923-1929) --
IV. Bach and Brazil (1930-1945) --
V. Vargas and Brazil (1930-1945) --
VI. Last Years (1946-1959).
|Series Title:||Oxford studies of composers.|
large oeuvre, charts Villa-Lobos's own often anguished musical journey through the Brazilian landscape. Jungle, grasslands, river, city, and ocean all find a legitimate place in his aural mosaic of Brazil, but as he approached death his music assumed a deep spiritual quality of peace and resignation. His personal journey of discovery and fulfilment is clearly explained, set against the pervasive backdrop of social and political upheaval which characterized Brazil during.