With the aria from his Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5—a gorgeous neo-classical homage to the music of J.S. Bach scored for soprano and an ensemble of cellos—Villa-Lobos established a language that fused the music of the Old World and the New. And though he is best known through this sublime work, the prolific composer's voice is rich, colourful and utterly personal. His series of 14 Chôros, as well as 12 symphonies, speak in a modern but approachable language yet remain concert-hall rarities. His music for guitar, particularly the Etudes and Preludes, are repertoire staples. Villa-Lobos' body of work is extensive, making it a feast for the enthusiast.