Here is a Timeline of the life of Heitor Villa-Lobos, from his birth in 1887 to 1959. I'll be adding information to pages from each year, which will contain information about VL's life, his works, and the wider world of arts, letters, science and politics. This project begins on November 7, 2007. It should become a useful source by the end of the year.
"In 1904... he enrolled at the National Institute of Music to take cello lessons on an evening course, at the same time as playing in the orchestra of a symphonic society, the Francisco Manuel Club." - Paulo Renato Guérios, "Heitor Villa-Lobos and the Parisian art scene: how to become a Brazilian musician," Mana vol.1 no.se Rio de Janeiro Oct. 2006.