One of the most prolific composers of the 20th century, Heitor Villa-Lobos' influence on the music of Latin America was ermous. This bio-bibliography, published to coincide with the centennial celebration of the composer's birth, contains comprehensive information about his life and work heretofore unavailable in a single source in any language. The book is divided into four principal sections: Biography, Works and Performances, Discography, and Bibliography. Designed as a basic research tool for scholars interested in Latin American music and culture, performing musicians, and music students, the volume also includes helpful appendixes containing alphabetical and classified lists of compositions.
DAVID P. APPLEBY is Professor of Music at Eastern Illinois University.