Heitor Villa-Lobos


Museum Villa-Lobos

Museum Villa-Lobos
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Heitor Villa-Lobos sitting at the piano, cigar in his mouth, in the composer's hands a reco-reco, being played with a stick, and a rattle. Afoxé, reco / reco and rattle make up a sample of instruments typical of Brazilian popular music. The image was recorded in New York, on the 70th anniversary of Heitor Villa-Lobos. There are several celebrations and tributes, such as the ceremonial in the City Hall, on the anniversary night, and the editorial of the New York times newspaper celebrating Villa-Lobos as the composer who “led his own people to a spread of their culture and the rediscovering his musical roots ”.


  • Title: Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Date Created: 1957-03-05
  • Location Created: New York, United States of America (USA)

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