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Guitar Concerto

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"Concerto para violão e pequena orquestra".  Composed for Andrés Segovia (1893-1987) in 1951, the guitar concerto was originally called a "Fantasia Concertante".

Villa-Lobos arranged the work for guitar & piano (W502)

The movements:
1. Allegro preciso
2. Andantino e andante: Cadenza
3. Allegretto non troppo

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From YouTube, a video of a portion of the second movement with a fine performance by Natanael Fonseca from Brazil:

Preludes for Guitar

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The Guitar Preludes were written in 1940, and dedicated to Mindinha.

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6 Preludes:

Etudes for Guitar

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Written in Paris in 1929, these twelve Etudes were dedicated to Andres Segovia.

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12 Etudes:

  1. Allegro non troppo - arpejos
  2. Allegro - arpejos
  3. Allegro Moderato - arpejos
  4. Un Peu Modere - acordes repetidos
  5. Andantino
  6. Poco Allegro
  7. Tres Anime
  8. Modere-Lent
  9. Tres Peu Anima
  10. Tres Anime-Vif
  11. Lent-Piu Mosso-Anime
  12. Anime-Piu Mosso Un Peu Plus Anime

 

Quatour Symbolique = Quarteto Simbolico

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Quatuor Symbolique = Quarteto Simbolico

Written in Rio in 1921, this work was dedicated to Mme. Santos Lobo.

"The piece does not end, but stops." - Wilfred Mellers, Singing in the Wilderness, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001, p. 85.

The first movement of the Quatuor, with

Victoria Davies - harp
Aleksandra Iwanicka - celesta
Karolina Ogrodowska - flute
Michal Grycko - alto saxophone

String Quartet #18 (not completed)

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Villa-Lobos was working on a String Quartet when he died.  Only sketches remain.

String Quartet #16

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The 16th String Quartet was written in Paris in 1955, and dedicated to Mindinha.

Movements:

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Molto andante - quasi adagio
  3. Vivace - scherzo
  4. Molto allegro

String Quartet #13

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The 13th String Quartet was written in 1951, and dedicated to the Quartet Municipal de Sao Paulo.

Movements:

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Scherzo - vivace
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro vivace 

Thesis: PERFORMANCE ASPECTS OF STRING QUARTETS NUMBER 12, 13 AND 14 BY HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS

String Quartet #17

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The 17th String Quartet was written in 1957, and dedicated to Mindinha.

Movements:

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Molto lento
  3. Scherzo
  4. Allegro vivace

String Quartet #15

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The 15th String Quartet was written in New York in 1954, and dedicated to the New Music String Quartet.

Movements:

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Moderato
  3. Scherzo - vivo
  4. Allegro

String Quartet #14

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The 14th String Quartet was written in Rio in 1953, and dedicated to the Stanley Quartet.

Movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Scherzo - Vivace
  4. Molto Allegro 

Thesis: PERFORMANCE ASPECTS OF STRING QUARTETS NUMBER 12, 13 AND 14 BY HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS

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