News about Heitor Villa-Lobos on the web and in the Real World. Blogging Villa-Lobos since October 2001.
Monday, March 28, 2016
The creation of The Emperor Jones
The great choreographer Jose Limon discusses his commission of The Emperor Jones with Villa-Lobos. The two worked together on this superb score in 1956. Here's a telecast of the dance broadcast on CBC Television in 1957. Those were different days in broadcast TV!
And here is the composer conducting the Symphony of the Air (aka the NBC Symphony) in a recording from that period.