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Eu te amo

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A song for voice and orchestra (W532), with a version for voice & piano (W533).

The text is by Dora Vasconcellos, and the work is dedicated to Mindinha

As Costureiras

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As Costureiras ("The Sewing Girls") - Embolada

The words were written by Villa-Lobos.  Though Appleby (1988) and Sua Obras (1989) both give 1933 as the date of composition, the first performance was in 1932, so I'm going with 1932.

Octeto - Dança negra

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Octeto (Dança negra)

This would be an interesting piece to hear.  I haven't seen it played in concert or on record.

Fábulas características

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Fábulas características

  1. O cuco e o gato
  2. A araponga e o irerê
  3. O gato e o rato 

Unfortunately, the first two movements of this piano suite are lost.  It's especially unfortunate that the second piece is gone, since it would be interesting to hear Villa's first take on the araponga, a bird whose distinctive call is prominent in Bachianas Brasileiras #4.

Still, we have "O gato e o rato " to listen to and play today.

Sonata for violin and piano no. 4

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Although Appleby (1988) gives this work the number W194 and the date of composition 1922, and Editions Max Eschig's catalogue lists "Sonate no 4 (1923) (en préparation)", I haven't seen the fourth violin sonata included in live concerts or in recordings (including "complete" recordings of the music for violin and piano).

I'll keep digging...

NEW: According to the 2009 Villa-Lobos: Sua Obra, this score is lost.  It lists Max Eschig as the publisher, and gives the following movement titles:

Lembrança do Sertão

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Lembrança do Sertão

An arrangement for piano by Villa-Lobos of the 3rd movement of Bachianas Brasileiras #2.

Petizada Suite

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The Petizada Suite includes:

  • A mão direita tem uma roseira
  • Assim ninava mamãe
  • A pobrezinha sertaneja
  • Vestidinho branco
  • Saci
  • História da caipirinha

Zoé

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Zoé, opera in three acts

This work, with a libretto by Renato Viana, is unpublished.  It's the source of two fairly well-known works: Dança Frenetica for orchestra (from the 1st act), and Bailado Infernal for piano (from the second).

Bailado infernal

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This is one of the pieces played at the Semana de Arte Moderna in Sao Paulo in 1922.  It was originally an orchestral excerpt from the opera Zoé.

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