Villa-Lobos Music Society, Inc.

The Villa-Lobos Music Society, Inc.


November, 2004:

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"The Villa-Lobos Music Society Inc. is dedicated to the revitalization of the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos. Coming from the 'melting-pot' nation of Brazil and studying the music of diverse ethnic groups, Villa-Lobos synthesized them into his 'universal' style. Villa-Lobos was able to see human similarities in the diversity of the folk music which he used, rather than the differences. Thus, he was able to accomplish his goal of bringing people together in peace through his music. 
Forest of the Amazon - Consonance CD
"The Villa-Lobos Music Society Inc. may be contacted by writing to: 153 East 92 Street, #4R, New York NY 10128 USA or by telephone (212) 427 5103. The Villa-Lobos Music Society has the official endorsement of the Museu Villa-Lobos of Rio de Janeiro." 
You can contact the President of the Society, Alfred Heller, via email.  Alfred, who worked very closely with Villa-Lobos up until the master's death in 1959, is gaining lots of kudos as a conductor with his recent CD of Forest of the Amazon.  His web-page includes information on his recordings and published music, the Society and Alkamar Music Publishers.  Read Alfred's essay "The One-World Style of Villa-Lobos". Al Heller picture
  From the liner notes to the Etcetera disc KTC 1123 Heitor Villa-Lobos Piano Works by Alfred Heller (1991). Alfred Heller is the President of the Villa-Lobos Music Society Inc. (Picture: Alfred Heller.)  
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