O Papagaio do moleque

Appleby Catalogue W number: 
W302
Year Composed: 

Category:

O Papagaio do moleque, Episodio sinfonico = The Kite of the Guttersnipe, A Symphonic Episode

One of Villa-Lobos hobbies was kite-flying.  It's featured in the movie Villa-Lobos: Uma Vida de Paixao.  This piece depicts the kite-flying of a young boy.

The work is dedicated to the Ukrainian ballet dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar.

Instrumentation: 

pour orchestre : 3(1flpic).3(1cor ang).3(1clB).3(1cbn) – 4.4.4.1 – 4perc, 1timb, 1cel, 1xylo, 1pno, 2hp – crd (Eschig, Paris)

Scores: 

O papagaio do moleque, episódio sinfônico (Le cerf-volant du gamin, épisode symphonique) (1932), Max Eschig, Paris.The autograph score (86 pp.) is in the Museu Villa-Lobos.

Performances: 

The premiere performance: 21.03.1948, Paris, Salle Gaveau, Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup, Heitor Villa-Lobos (dir)

Category: 
Orchestral Works