1940

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1940

Life

  • Leopold Stokowski visits Rio de Janeiro. See the fascinating story at Daniella Thompson's fabulous website Stalking Stokowski. Villa-Lobos helps the visiting conductor hook up with popular music greats Donga, Cartola, Zé Espinguela and Pixinguinha.
  • April: Opera Izaht opens in Rio
  • Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra tour Brazil

Works

The World

  • Birth of Astrud Gilberto, Pelé, Frank Zappa
  • Founding of the Orquestra Sinfônica, Rio de Janeiro

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