Best Known For
20th century Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’s work, including Bachianas brasileiras, brought Brazilian folk motifs to American classical music.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
Heitor Villa-Lobos was born on March 5, 1887, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the 1920s, he composed Chôros, a series that blended Brazilian folk music with classical music. He developed a U.S. following when, in 1939, his music was played at the New York World’s Fair. From 1930 to 1944, Villa-Lobos worked on his best-known series, Bachianas brasileiras. He died on November 17, 1959, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
© 2013 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
Included In These Groups
Famous Pisceans 556 people in this group
Famous Songwriters and Composers 456 people in this group
Famous People Born in 1887 33 people in this group
profile name: Heitor Villa-Lobos profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.