Mar 6, 2012

Heitor Villa-Lobos Google Doodle

Google celebrated the 125th birthday of Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Top 5 facts about Heitor Villa-Lobos:

1. Heitor Villa-Lobos was born on March 5, 1887.

2. He was a Brazilian composer, described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music".

3. Villa-Lobos has become the best-known and most significant Latin American composer to date. His music was influenced by both Brazilian folk music and by stylistic elements from the European classical tradition, as exemplified by his Bachianas Brasileiras ("Brazilian Bachian-pieces").

4. He wrote numerous orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. 

5. Heitor Villa-Lobos died on November 17, 1959.

via Google, Wikipedia

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