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Vinícius de Moraes

Marcus Vinícius da Cruz e Mello Moraes (19 October 1913 – 9 July 1980), also known as Vinícius de Moraes (Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈnisjuʃ dʒi moˈɾajʃ]) and nicknamed O Poetinha ("The little poet"), was a Brazilian poet, lyricist, essayist, and playwright. Along with frequent collaborator Antônio Carlos Jobim, his lyrics and compositions were part of the birth of bossa nova music. He recorded several albums, and also served as a diplomat.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 19, 1913 (Rio de Janeiro), Died July 9, 1980 (Rio de Janeiro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Notes: Name also appears as Vinicius de Morais.

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 65821 10-in. 7/25/1933 Dor de uma saudade Joaquim Medina ; Joaquim Medina ; João Petra de Barros Male vocal doet songwriter  
Victor 65874 10-in. 11/1/1933 Canção para alguém Irmãos Tapajós Male vocal duet songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moraes, Vinícius de," accessed September 30, 2022,

Moraes, Vinícius de. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 30, 2022, from

"Moraes, Vinícius de." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 September 2022.

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