Odisséia de uma raça

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Odisséia de uma raça = Odyssey of a race, symphonic poem

This is a different work than the symphony (#7) with the same sub-title.

Dedicated to Israel.  All performing rights were signed over to the nation of Israel.


Orchestrapic, 2fl, 2ob, c ing, 2cl(Bb), cl baixo, 2fg, cfg, 4cor(F), 3trp, 3trb, tuba, tímp, tam-tam, pratos, xil, cel, 2hp, pf e cordas According to Villa-Lobos: Sua Obra, 2009, the Museu Villa-Lobos holds a score of a piano reduction.


Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1954. LÓdyssée dúne race: poème symphonique = Odisseia de uma raça. Study scores of orchestral works and chamber music, 15. Tel-Aviv: Israel Music Publ.


Only one recording of this work so far: O Raro Villa-Lobos


The first performance was at the opening of the 28th World Music Festival of the International Society of Contemporary Music at Haifa, Israel, on May 30, 1954.

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