Suite populaire brésilienne, W020 (Villa-Lobos, Heitor)

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Work Title Suite populaire brésilienne
Alternative. Title
Composer Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. W020
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 or 5
  • 1923-28 version
1. Mazourka-choro (1906)
2. Schottische-choro (1907)
3. Chorinho (Petit Choro)
4. Valse-choro (à Eduardo Burnay)
  • 1948 version
1. Mazurka-choro (1908)
2. Schottisch-choro (1908)
3. Valsa-choro (1912)
4. Gavota-choro (1912)
5. Chorinho (1923)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908-23; 1948
First Publication. 1955
Dedication see below
Mazurka-choro - à Maria Tereza Teran
Schottisch-choro - à Francis Boyle
Chorinho - à Madeleine Reclus
Valse-choro - à Eduardo Burnay
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Guitar solo
Extra Information The form of this work as it is known today was developed around 1948 when Villa-Lobos decided to return to a project that he had worked on from 1923-28 to compile several pieces he had written earlier into a suite. The original version from the 1920s consisted of only four movements, while the 1948 one that was eventually published in 1955 contains the familiar five. The bulk of the differences between these versions can be summarized as follows:
  • (a) Despite the composer's assertion of differing composition dates for the first two pieces, only the Mazurka-choro actually exists in what appears to be a preliminary version: a differing treatment of very similar material from 1911 called Simples (see W040). It is doubtful whether he actually wrote the final version of the Mazurka-choro in 1908; it seems more likely that he wrote it in the course of his preparations for the 1955 publication of the work.
  • (b) Gavota-choro was a completely new addition to the 1948/55 version.
  • (c) The Valsa-choro which made it to the 1955 publication is not the same piece as the Valse-choro of the 1920s version. The latter piece was first published in 2006, the same year it received its premiere performance.