Semana de Arte Moderna

semana_de_arte_modernaThe week of February 11-19, 1922 was a landmark in the history of Brazilian culture. The Semana de Arte Moderna (Week of Modern Art) took place in Sao Paulo. Villa-Lobos was the only composer featured during the week. [right: Emiliano di Cavalcanti's cover for the Semana art exhbit catalogue].

Three concerts took place at the Theatre Municipal. The musicians included Heitor Villa-Lobos, Guiomar Novaes, Paulina de Ambrósio, Ernâni Braga, Alfredo Gomes, Fructuoso de Lima Vianna, Frederico Nascimento Filho, Lucília Villa-Lobos.

Here are the works performed at the three concerts:

February 13

February 15

February 17

  • Piano Trio #3 (de Ambrósio, Gomes & de Lima Vianna)
  • Camponesa cantadeira, Num berço encantadom, Dança Infernal (Braga)

 

Program of the Feb 17 concert

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