Heitor Villa-Lobos Website: Rationale

This site was originally designed and maintained by Dean Frey, Director of Red Deer Public Library, from 1994 to 2013. It ran on the Library's web-servers at villalobos.ca. When it was created in 1994, it had three aims:

  • To celebrate and promote the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, the great master of Brazilian music, who expressed through his music the "soul" of his country: "Alma Brasileira."
  • To market RDPL's CD Dance of the White Indian, produced as a fund-raising and promotional project in cooperation with the pianist Ricardo Peres.
  • To provide for the Library real-life and real-time experience in website development and promotion, and global Internet marketing.

Since March 2014 the website has a new host: the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University in Bloomington.