Varèse, Edgard (1883-1965)

Edgard Varèse was a close friend of Villa-Lobos.  The two spent quite a bit of time together in Paris in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

This famous 1928 photo shows up on the web quite a lot; this is the hi-res version from the Gallica website. The original is in the Bibliothèque National de France.

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The piano piece As Tres Marias was written "at the request of Edgard Varèse."

See these posts about Varese from The Villa-Lobos Magazine:

And from Tumbling Villa-Lobos: