"We were married on November 12, 1913. I continued giving piano lessons and Villa-Lobos playing, during the days, at the Cafe Colombo and in the evenings at Assirio, a restaurant in the Teatro Municipal. We remained living with my family in a house on the Rua Fonseca in the S. Cristovao district of the city."
Guimaraes, Luiz (1972). Villa-Lobos visto da plateia e na intimadade. Rio de Janeiro: Grafica Editora Arte Moderna. Quoted (and translated by) Eero Tarasti (1995). Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Life and Works, 1887-1959. London: McFarland & Company.
"In Brazil, at one time or another, most of us played in small bands, and had to change from instrument to instrument when we were short-handed. Usually I was 'cellist in the orchestra, but when we produced Strauss' 'Salome' in Rio de Janeiro I played interchangeably the 'cello and the third clarinet'. "Hector Villa-Lobos: Visiting Brazilian Composer Discusses Sources of Nationalism in Art," Olin Downes, New York Times, Dec. 17, 1944