Sonata for violin and piano no. 3

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The third violin sonata is certainly a much more mature and characteristic work than the first two, but it is less frequently performed and recorded. 

This recent thesis has the third violin sonata as its subject:

  • Fernandes, Rommel. 2007. Heitor Villa-Lobos: third sonata for violin and piano. Thesis (D. Music)--Northwestern University, 2007. 

And other relevant theses:

  • De Mattos, Alysio. 1993. The sonatas for violin and piano of Heitor Villa-Lobos. Thesis (Mus. D.)--Florida State University, 1993.  
  • Heiden, Charles R. 1960. Violin sonatas by leading Latin-American composers. Project (D.M.)--Northwestern University, 1960.
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Chamber Music

Violin and piano


Villa-Lobos, Heitor. 1953. Troisième sonate = Terceira sonata : pour violon et piano. Paris: M. Eschig.  This score may be available through Interlibrary Loan from your local public library.


This is a rarely played work.