Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

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Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Floresta do Amazonas, Suite for Piano and Orchestra

Fun Facts

  • Villa-Lobos was born in Rio de Janeiro and learned to play the cello, clarinet, and classical guitar.
  • He composed music for the film, Green Mansions, which stars Audrey Hepburn.
  • Villa-Lobos’ wife, Lucilia Guimaraes, taught him how to play the piano.

Get to know Villa-Lobos in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist Tatiana Hanna!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Vila-Lobos’ Music

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