Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Heitor!

This Google Doodle showed up on today, to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Villa-Lobos’s birth on March 5, 1887.

Not an especially good likeness of the young (pre-cigar) composer. He's conducting the Uirapuru, the Amazon song-bird who is featured in Villa's early orchestral work of the same name. It is a pretty good likeness of the bird:

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