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Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Item is the bound manuscript of Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon.
  • Work information

    Scoring summary: pf, orch
    Genre: Instrumental pieces, Concertos
    Language note: Textual elements of score are written in Portuguese.
    Catalog of works: AppV W453
  • Source description

    Title on source: Concerto para piano e orquestra
    Variant title on source: Concerto for piano and orchestra
    • 1 score : 211 p.
      Autograph manuscript: 1945; 35.5 x 28 cm
  • Further notes

    Scoring: pf, vl (2), vla, vlc, bc, arp, fl (2), fl.picc, ob (2), cl (3), cor inglese, fag (2), contra-fag, cor (4), tr (3), tr (4), tuba, timp, stck (2)
    Notes: Parts for each instrument, copied by Henrique Martins and Fran Averede and used for early performances of the concerto, are also part of the Ellen Ballon fonds at the Dalhousie University Archives. See the Dalhousie University Archives catalogue. 
    Performer: Orquestra do Theatro Municipal
    Note on performance: The concerto premiered on October 11, 1946 at the Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, featuring Ellen Ballon as the piano soloist with Heitor Villa-Lobos conducting the Orquestra do Theatro Municipal.
    Supplementary material: Item originally included notes relating to the transcription of Villa-Lobos' piano concerto from records made at Dallas, Texas, stored inside the back cover of the bound autograph manuscript. See MS-5-2, Box 2, Folder 3 at the Dalhousie University Archives.
    Location of performance: Rio de Janeiro
    Event place: Theatro Municipal
  • Provenance

    Former owner: Ballon, Ellen
    Provenance note: Item is part of the Ellen Ballon fonds. Fonds was acquired in 1971 from Colonel Bullock, Ellen Ballon's widower. Ellen Ballon's niece and nephew, the Goldblooms, aided in sorting through the collection before its donation.
Library (siglum) shelfmark: CDN-Hu  MS-5-2, Box 6, Folder 1; Ellen Ballon fonds
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