HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS 1887-1959rnBorn in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he was one of the greatest composers of our time. He was a pianist and a cellist. In 1922, he came under the influence of the Group of Six of France and became an overnight success. His music was different with fascinating rhythms and melodies from a strange land. In these two songs from Forest of the Amazon, Villa-Lobos communicates tenderness, love, turbulence and passion – a soul transmitting to other souls all its joys and emotions. His immense output included Emperor Jones, 1955 and Bachianas Brasileiras.