Oxford University Press, 1992 - 146 páginas
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The music of the prolific Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) typifies Brazil, in its diversity, spirit of racial amalgam, and awesome beauty. Through the sheer quantity of his output, his original use of folkloric material, and the striking accessibility of his scores, Villa-Lobos has become the best-known and most significant Latin American composer of all time.This book provides an introduction to his music, and by focusing attention on important or unusual works from his large oeuvre, charts Villa-Lobos's own often anguished musical journey through the Brazilian landscape. Jungle, grasslands, river, city, and ocean all find a legitimate place in his aural mosaic of Brazil, but as he approached death his music assumed a deep spiritual quality of peace and resignation. His personal journey of discovery and fulfilment is clearly explained, set against the pervasive backdrop of social and political upheaval which characterized Brazil during Villa-Lobos's lifetime.Simon Wright has lectured, broadcast, and written on all aspects of Latin American music, and was awarded the Rocha Miranda Award of the Anglo-Brazilian Society for research in Brazil.Readership: Those interested in the music of Brazil and Latin America.

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Simon Wright is the founder of O & F Consulting (London), a Council Member of the Soil Association and an advisor to a number of organic and Fairtrade retailers and food manufacturers.

Diane McCrea is an independent consultant on food and consumer affairs based in Cardiff, working in Europe and Internationally. She is a member of various government committees, including the Advisory Committees on Pesticides, and Animal Feeding, promoting the consumer perspective in regulatory affairs.

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