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Handwritten telegram by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1957)

Handwritten telegram by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1957)

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In 1957, Villa-Lobos thanks a renowned French composer for interpreting his personality and works .

Telegram from Heitor Villa Lobos to Jacques Chailley. Paris, 1957. One sheet. 20 cm x 15 cm. In French. Perfect state. Single piece.

Translated from French: " Once again, a thousand thanks for your interesting and moving interpretation of me and my works, cordially VILLA LOBOS."

Brazil has immense riches, and music is one of them: we always think of Bossa Nova by Tom Jobim, João Gilberto and Vinícius de Moraes. But there are countless styles, musicians and compositions that have delighted human ears (including mine!) and inspired other musicians around the world, for centuries. Villa Lobos is a world-renowned Brazilian artist, and this telegram is written proof - was it necessary? - of this immense talent.

Here, these lines of the composer's hand are remarkable, with an unusual signature (made to be well readable in the telegrams) and especially the part: "interesting and moving interpretation of me and my works", which demonstrates how an artist, even already consecrated , can be touched by the interest of the public and peers.

Another interesting point: letters, dedications or telegrams gain interest and value when the recipient is well identified and has a reputation. This is the case here, as Jacques Chailley is a well-known French musicologist and composer, and one of the leading figures in post-World War II French musical life.

Finally, this telegram is dated 1957, right at the end of Villa-Lobos's life, who died in 1959.

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