Friday, November 20, 2009
New Villa-Lobos Book
The new book Villa-Lobos: Processos composicionais, by Paulo de Tarso Salles
(CMU-ECA/USP) includes musical analysis of the Choros, Bachianas, Amazonas, Uirapuru, and the guitar and piano music.
The book's references to Stravinksy, Bartok, Schoenberg, and Webern should be helpful in placing Villa-Lobos within the mainstream of 20th century music, rather than the Amazonian back-waters in which his reputation has been mired for much of the time since his death 50 years ago.