|OPERA : Hugh the Drover; Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains.|
|BALLET : Old King Cole.|
|ORCHESTRA : A London Symphony; Norfolk Rhapsody; Pastoral Symphony; Concerto Accademico (for violin and orchestra); incidental music to the Wasps; Fantasy on a Theme of Tallis; The Lark Ascending (for violin and orchestra); Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; Suite for Viola and Orchestra; The Running Set.|
|CHORAL : A Sea Symphony; Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Mass in G-Minor.|
|CHAMBER MUSIC : Quintet in C-Minor; Quartet in G-Minor; Fantasy Quintet.|
|Songs; arrangements of old English folksongs and ballads.|
|Dickinson A. E. F. An Introduction to the Music of R. Vaughan-Williams.|
|Music and Letters 1:78February 1920; Sackbut 5:40September 1924.|
|WM. H. Wise : Arrangements of English folk-songs and ballads (English Singers).|
|HIS MASTER'S VOICE : Songs; The Lark Ascending.|
HECTOR VILLA-LOBOS, one of the leading composers of South America, was born in Rio de Janeiro on March 5, 1886. His father, Raoul Villa- Lobos, was a lawyer, and a violoncellist of great talent. It was from him that Hector Villa-Lobos acquired his early musical training; by his twelfth year he could perform upon the violoncello with great aptitude. Unfortunately, the poverty of his father made it impossible for Villa-Lobos to devote his entire time to study. A great part of the day was devoted to working in business, in order to help pay part of the expenses of the family. The remainder of his time was spent in religious schools, where he was able to undertake some theoretical work in music.
He completed his studies by his nineteenth year, and he then decided to devote himself entirely to music. Travelling thruout Brazil, he gave concerts, acquiring considerable prestige. His travels thruout Brazil for almost four years brought him into close intimacy with the various regions of the country, the color of its people as well as the charm of its folk music. It was this proximity with his country and people which, later, inspired Villa-Lobos to express his people in his music, beginning with such works as Alma do Brasil.
Finally, settling once again in Rio de Janeiro, he became one of the leading forces in its musical life. At the age of twenty-four, he married Lucilla Guimarâes, a well-known Brazilian pianist of the National Institute of Music of Rio, who was an important factor in bringing Villa-Lobos to maturity in his compositions.
Since that time, Hector Villa-Lobos has distinguished himself as a conductor in Rio de Janeiro, where he introduced leading modern works to Brazilian music-lovers. And in his prolific composition--which included opera, orchestral music and choruses--he has presented himself as the most important musical voice of present-day Brazil.
In 1923, Villa-Lobos was invited to Paris where he introduced a few of his major works. This was the first time his reputation had extended out of the____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Composers of Today:A Comprehensive Biographical and Critical Guide to Modern Composers of All Nations. Contributors: David Ewen - Editor, David Ewen - Compiler. Publisher: H. W. Wilson. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1934. Page number: 288.
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