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he most popular of Villa-Lobos’ melodies, clearly inspired by serenades, was composed in 1938, with lyrics by Ruth Valadares Correa, and dedicated to Arminda Villa-Lobos. Ruth Valadares Correa, who was also a singer, premiered the piece in 1939 in Rio de Janeiro, with Villa-Lobos conducting. Great sopranos the world over, such as Victoria de Los Angeles, Bidu Sayão (both with Villa-Lobos conducting), Anna Moffo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kathleen Battle, Barbara Hendricks, Renée Fleming, Eva Marton, Arleen Auger, Maria Lucia Godoy, Galina Vischnevskaya and Jill Gomez, among many others, have recorded the "Aria" from the "Bachianas Brasileiras Nº 5" (which contains a second movement, the "Dança" ("Dance") or "Martelo" ("Hammer"), with lyrics by Manuel Bandeira).

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Bidu Sayão, soprano; Heitor Villa-Lobos, conductor
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1. Ária (Cantilena) 5. Kankikis
2. Tocata (O Trenzinho do Caipira) 6. Choros Número 1
3. Uirapuru 7. Choros Número 5
4. A Maré Encheu 8. Villa-Lobos' Speech

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