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Parabéns, Heitor Villa-Lobos!

An undated picture taken in Paris of composer and conductor Heitor Villa Lobos.
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An undated picture taken in Paris of composer and conductor Heitor Villa Lobos.
This is the Doodle on Google Brazil today.
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This is the Doodle on Google Brazil today.

Today marks the 125th anniversary of Brazilian composer and conductor Heitor Villa-Lobos' birth. And we're not the only ones celebrating — check out the Google Doodle that's currently greeting web surfers in Brazil.

Meanwhile, here in the States, we're listening to some of his music, from his most famous to the forgotten.

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Anastasia Tsioulcas is a reporter on NPR's Arts desk. She is intensely interested in the arts at the intersection of culture, politics, economics and identity, and primarily reports on music. Recently, she has extensively covered gender issues and #MeToo in the music industry, including backstage tumult and alleged secret deals in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against megastar singer Plácido Domingo; gender inequity issues at the Grammy Awards and the myriad accusations of sexual misconduct against singer R. Kelly.