Danças características africanas, W085 (Villa-Lobos, Heitor)

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PMLP80905-Villa-Lobos - African Folk Dances (piano).pdf

First edition (reprint)

Publisher Info.:

Rio de Janeiro: Casa Arthur Napoleão, 1920. Plate 7977.


Mineola: Dover Publications, 1996.


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General Information

Work Title Danças características africanas
Alternative Title African Folk Dances
Composer Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Opus/Catalogue Number W085 ; Opp.47, 57, 65
Key Various:
1. G minor (ends in C major)
2. A minor
3. A minor (ends in C major)
Movements/Sections 3 pieces:
1. Farrapós, Op.47 (Dança dos moços)
2. Kankukus, Op.57 (Dança dos velhos)
3. Kankikis, Op.65
Year/Date of Composition 1914-5
First Performance 1. Friburgo, Teatro Dona Eugênia - Lucilia Villa-Lobos
2. Rubens Figueiredo (or Ernâni Braga?)
3. 1917-11-17 in Rio de Janeiro, Salão Nobre - Nininha Veloso Guerra
First Publication 1920
Dedication 2. Ernâni Braga
3. Nininha Veloso Guerra
Average Duration 12 minutes
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano

Misc. Comments

Based on themes of the Caripunas Indians (from Mato Grosso).

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