Please note that the Villa-Lobos Website is no longer being updated.
This resource will remain on the RDPL server.
|Picture: This spectacular view of sand dunes near Fortaleza is from the excellent website of Embratur, the official Brazilian tourist ministry.|
|During the period 1906 to 1910, Villa Lobos embarked upon a series of trips to Brazil's North-East and deep into the interior of the country. These trips took him to Bahia, Sergipe, Recife, Manaus, Belem, and to Fortaleza in the state of Ceará.|
|Check out the Fortaleza page by Sergio Koreisha, on his very highly recommended Meu Brasil website.|
|Maria Brasil's new Fortaleza picture gallery has lots of pictures that really give you a feel for this place. It's always worthwhile visiting this site!|
|Fortaleza was the birthplace of Alberto Nepomuceno (1864-1920). Of the generation immediately before Villa Lobos, Nepomuceno (who studied in Europe before the turn of the century) played something of a mentor role for the younger composer. He was "um dos primeiros a reconhecer o gênio de Villa Lobos," in the words of this page, hommage to Nepomuceno. The page, part of the National Library's DIMAS site, has a couple of interesting MIDI files of Nepomuceno's work.|
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