Timeline

A timeline of Villa-Lobos's life.

1949

1949

Life

  • Villa-Lobos is busy touring North America, Europe, and Japan
  • In Washington DC for a January 30th concert with the National Symphony. Villa conducts Uirapuru & Choros #06. See this article at The Villa-Lobos Magazine.
  • Villa's friend Florent Schmitt arrives in Rio de Janeiro in September.

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1948

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1948

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1921

1921

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1920

1920

Life

  • An important concert in Rio in September, given for the visiting King of Belgium, included two of Villa-Lobos's Symphonies (he had written 5 at that point).

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1916

1916

Life

  • Villa-Lobos meets Darius Milhaud, who was living in Rio de Janeiro as secretary to Paul Claudel at the French Legation

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"The year 1916 was significant. It saw the completion of the "String Quartet no. 2, Op. 56" and the "String Quartet no. 3", the "Sonata no. 2 for cello and piano" and the "Symphony no. 1", given the opus number of 112 in one catalogue, and subtitled "O Imprevisto"." - from Heitor Villa-Lobos by Dr David C F Wright

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1915

1915

Life

  • Villa-Lobos and his wife Lucilia visit "Aunt Fifina", Villa's aunt Leopoldina do Amaral, in Nova Friburgo for a holiday.  A number of works (piano pieces and the first Piano Trio) were presented there, and the First String Quartet was written on Villa's 28th birthday, March 5, 1915.
  • On November 13, Villa's music is featured in a series of concerts at the Jornal de Comercio hall. Included in the series were Piano Trio #1, Cello Sonata #2, Waltz Scherzo for piano, Berceuse for Cello & Piano.
  • Villa begins his feud with music critic Oscar Guanabarino, which lasts until the latter's death in 1936.

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1914

1914

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1951

1951

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1952

1952

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  • Paris: Villa-Lobos conducts a complete performance of the Discovery of Brazil, on February 28, 1952, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
  • Villa-Lobos in Israel, June 17-19.  See Lisa Peppercorn's article "Villa-Lobos in Israel".  Villa-Lobos conducted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert which included Choros #6 and the 2nd Piano Concerto, and works by Corelli & Bach.  See also this post at The Villa-Lobos Magazine.
  • In New York at Christmas-time.

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