Heitor Villa-Lobos and Europe, On the 60th Anniversary of His Death

6-7 December 2019 – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon

The Caravelas Study Group, dedicated to the history of music in Portugal and Brazil, in partnership with the Group “Music in the Modern Period” of the Centro de Estudos de História da Música (CESEM), invite all those interested to the International Conference “Heitor Villa-Lobos and Europe, on the 60th anniversary of his death”, to take place on 6th and 7th December 2019 at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Paper proposals to be submitted by Friday 16th August


On the 60th anniversary of his death, this event aims to reflect on the life and work of Heitor Villa-Lobos, with regard to their relationship with Europe.

Theme areas

The themes to be developed include:

The visits that Villa-Lobos made to Europe

Europe and European music as a source of inspiration in his music

The Europeans with whom Villa-Lobos made contact

The reception of his music in Europe

European performers of his music

Others (provided there is a connection between Villa-Lobos and Europe)

Structure of the event

This conference is an event on a modest scale, with the aim of focusing on a specific area in an atmosphere of sharing research findings among colleagues. The principal invited speaker is Paulo de Tarso Salles (University of São Paulo). Other sessions are all plenaries and not in parallel, in order to encourage exchange among the participants.

General Coordinator

David Cranmer

Scientific Committee

Alberto José Vieira Pacheco

David Cranmer

Loque Arcanjo Júnior

Manoel Aranha Corrêa do Lago

Paulo de Tarso Salles

Rodrigo Teodoro de Paula

Organising Committee

Alberto José Vieira Pacheco

Rodrigo Teodoro de Paula

Alejandro Reyes Lucero

Submission of proposals

Paper proposals should include:

  1. name, institution and e-mail for contact;
  2. summary of not more than 300 words, with additional bibliography whenever relevant;
  3. theme area that your proposal relates to;
  4. short biographical note of maximum 150 words.

Proposals may be in Portuguese, French or English.

They should be sent directly to the conference e-mail (villalobos.caravelas@gmail.com) by Friday 16 August.

Publication of the proposals accepted will be made by 3rd September. The enrolment fee for participants is €60 Euros (€30 Euros for students up to 25 years of age).

Further information available, in due course, on the Caravelas Group site – www.caravelas.com.pt – or by e-mail: villalobos.caravelas@gmail.com.