February 2 – What’s in a Name

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Villa-Lobos: Dance of the White Indian (from Ciclo Brasileiro)
Composers have been able to get away with some seriously questionable claims.  Take for instance Brazilian composer Hector Villa-Lobos’s claim that he had native Brazilian ancestry, despite the fact that he almost certainly had 100% Spanish ancestry.  Furthermore, regarding his piece on the subject, he claimed that it was a dance… which it isn’t.  Yeesh!

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