1927

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1927

Life

  • Villa-Lobos's second sojourn in Paris began in early 1927.  He stayed in Paris until the summer of 1930. 
  • Two highlights were concerts at the Salle Gaveau (October 24 and December 5), where there were first performances of Choros #10, the Nonetto, Rudepoema, Serestas, and other works. - Mariz, p. 18 [pictured to the right: notice of the October 24 concert of the "music of the future", from Le Figaro, 1927-10-20, p.5 - from Gallica, the French National Library's digital library.  The notice of the second concert is here.]
  • "One day, at the home of Prokofieff, he met Diaghilev, who was impressed by his music.  Everything was prepared for the choreographing of the Cirandas and the Suite No. 1 of The Baby's Family but the great Russian impresario died soon after." - Mariz, p. 19
  • In Paris Villa-Lobos stayed at a flat at 11 Place St. Michel. "Les dimanches sont les jours que je réserve à mes amis et à la détente entre deux et cinq heures," he says in a letter to Irving Schverké. "Il était rare d'aller chez Villa-Lobos sans y rencontrer une célébrité de la musique contemporaine," comments violinist Maurice Raskin. - Fléchet, p. 88

Works

World

  • Birth of future Villa-lovers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan.
  • Death of French publisher Max Eschig, whose name will forever be linked with that of Villa-Lobos.
  • Oswald de Andrade publishes the Manifesto Antropófago
  • Mario de Andrade publishes Macunaima

 

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