Heitor Villalobos (Brazil,
born in Río de Janeiro. He studied music and violoncello
at the Instituto Nacional de Música. Since he was only
a teenager, he began a brilliant career as a composer.
At age 18, the music by Villalobos was well known throughout
Brazil. Later on, in 1923 he went to Europe where he was acclaimed
undoubtedly as a top class composer.
to the obvious “a vanguard” elements found in
Villalobos musical language, his work have received better
recognition and acclaim outside Brazil. In the United States
of America and particularly in Europe, Villalobos is considered
as one of the finest composers of the XX Century.
The Chôro Brasileño for guitar, while not precisely
one of the most academic pieces written by Villalobos, is
a clear example of the spontaneity character found in his
work, with an exquisite and superb combination with the exotic
and unique Brazilean folklore.
The Bachianas Brasileiras must be mentioned as some of the
most important works in Villalobos repertoire. These are a
set of Musical Works written for violoncello and voice.
Classical Guitar Music