Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Joyful Innocence

Heitor Villa-Lobos plays Chinese Checkers ("Dama Chinesa" in Brazil) with Mindinha and friends: Arailda Dutra, Roberto Strutt, Sonia Maria Strutt, Cristina Maristany, Iberê Gomes Grosso and Tomás Terán. A shot from Rio in the 1950s, from the Museu Villa-Lobos photo archive.

From Ralph Gustafson's wonderful article "Villa-Lobos and the Man-Eating Flower: A Memoir", The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 1 (Spring, 1991), pp. 1-11:  
"On a rainy afternoon we played Chinese checkers together, at which he cheated with joyful innocence.


1 comment:

  1. I greatly admire your love for Villa-Lobos and Brazilian stuff, your BRASILIDADE!!
    Best Regards,
    Tiago Arruda.