Andrade, Mário de (1893-1945)

Mário de Andrade was a Brazilian poet, novelist, polemicist, folklorist, and musicologist.  An important modernist, Andrade helped organize the  Semana de Arte Moderna ("Week of Modern Art"), held in São Paulo in February 1922, at which Villa-Lobos' music made a big impression.  Villa-Lobos and de Andrade had a rather ambiguous relationship over the years.

Mário de Andrade is #40 in the list of patronos of the Academia Brasileiras de Música.