String Quartet #05

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W263
Year Composed: 

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The fifth String Quartet was written in Sao Paulo in 1931, and dedicated to Joao Alberto Lins de Barros. It was subtitled "Quarteto Popular No. 1". The work includes quotations of Brazilian folk-songs (rare in Villa-Lobos). 

Movements:

  1. Poco andantino
  2. Vivo e energico
  3. Andantino - tempo giusto e bem ritmado
  4. Allegro
Instrumentation: 

String Quartet

Scores: 

Associated Music Publishers, New York.Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1948. String quartet no. 5. New York: Associated Music Publishers. 

Performances: 

This is a very popular work: as of December 2010, there are more than 50 records in the Villa-Lobos Concerts database .

Category: 
Chamber Music