Timeline

A timeline of Villa-Lobos's life.

1922

Semana de Arte Moderna1922

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1913

1913

Life

  • VL marries pianist Lucilia Guimaraes.

"We were married on November 12, 1913.  I continued giving piano lessons and Villa-Lobos playing, during the days, at the Cafe Colombo and in the evenings at Assirio, a restaurant in the Teatro Municipal.  We remained living with my family in a house on the Rua Fonseca in the S. Cristovao district of the city." 

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1926

1926

Life

  • In Brazil, until the second trip to Paris in December 1926.
  • Villa-Lobos stays at the Guinle family apartment at 11 Place St. Michel.

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1945

1945 - a busy year!

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1944

1944

Life

  • March 13, 1944: Villa-Lobos conducts the first performance of BB#7, with the Orquestra do Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro.
  • Nov. 19: Villa performs his own music with the Janssen Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles, on his first trip to America.

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1938

1938

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1917

1917

Life

  • Villa-Lobos meets Paul Claudel and Darius Milhaud 
  • Sergei Diaghilev tours Brazil with his Ballets Russes.

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1959

1959

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1887

1887 

Villa-Lobos as a young childLife

Heitor Villa-Lobos is born on March 5, 1887 in Rio de Janeiro.  

The World

February 2: the first Groundhog Day is celebrated.

Glennfidditch Single Malt Whisky is first made.

The Gramophone is first patented by Emil Berliner.

1887 was a very good year for:

Composers: Leevi Madetoja, Sigmund Romberg, Kurt Atterberg, Heino Eller,  Ernst Toch, Yuri Shaporin.

Other musicians: Arthur Rubinstein, Nadia Boulanger, Paul Wittgenstein.

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