Appleby, David P. Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Life (1887-1959), Scarecrow Press, 2002.
A well-researched, well-written new biography of Villa-Lobos.
This 2002 biography from Scarecrow Press was a welcome arrival. David Appleby's overview of an extraordinary life is the result of solid scholarship, though the end result is not as exuberant as its subject. Appleby's examination of VL manuscript letters pays off in some new insights.
This fuller work updates Appleby's 1992 work in the Oxford Studies in Composers series from OUP.
Hess, Carol A.
Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Life (1887-1959) (review)
Notes - Volume 59, Number 3, March 2003, pp. 633-635