Hehe Jaws, yes now you mention it
It's not really a theme though, just a rocking accompaniment in typical Brazilian rhythm.
Yes I wanted it to fade away to a quasi niente, even though it is not indicated as such in the score. Artistic freedom !
you're right. I have analyzed this piece while studying a subject in the post-graduation this semester. this ABA... in the A sections, there's no theme. only a sketch of it. the theme appears in B, extended, modulated. this piece seems to fade out many times (right in the beginning, for example), and it even hesitate the theme. this gives opportunity to play it with lots of hesitation, and to make surprise (you play like it's going to end, but then it continuous. and it continuous indefinitely. this is not an end: it could go on and on... like a legend itself! =D )
the translation "Legend of a Native" is quite imprecise. native Brazilian people are the "índios". Caboclo is a mixture of a white Portuguese with an índio.
and there is no Legend of a Caboclo here in Brazil: Villa-Lobos wrote a piece as if there were... Villa-Lobos himself "created" this legend. and though the rhythm is Brazilian (there's also a little latin American habanera in it), the harmony is European, French.