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Ernesto Nazareth

Ernesto Júlio de Nazareth (March 20, 1863 – February 1, 1934) was a Brazilian composer and pianist, especially noted for his creative Maxixe and Choro compositions. Influenced by African rhythms and many musical styles like the Lundu and the Choro, he never fully accepted this influence, refusing to give popular names to his compositions. A musician of classical training, he classified his music as "Brazilian tangos", since the Argentine tango and dances were considered fashionable at the time. His piano repertoire is now part of the teaching programs of both classical and popular styles, as Nazareth once served at the boundary between these two worlds.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 20th, 1863 (Rio de Janeiro), Died February 4th, 1934 (Rio de Janeiro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1915

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: 1863-1934. Also commonly known as Ernesto Nazaré.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9771 10-in. 1/7/1911 Tango escovador Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-10311 10-in. 5/10/1911 Tango turuna Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-14352 12-in. 1/19/1914 Dengozo Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor C-14612 12-in. 3/22/1914 Dengozo maxixe United States Marine Band Band composer  
Victor B-14854 10-in. 5/22/1914 Bregeiro tango Conrad's Society Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 39627 10-in. 11/24/1914 Dengozo Guido Deiro Accordion solo composer  
Columbia 36888 12-in. 3/2/1914 Dengozo Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson Band composer  
Columbia 36953 12-in. 5/6/1914 Bregeiro Joan Sawyer's Persian Garden Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 11789 10-in. approximately 1908 Ferramenta Banda do 52° de Caçadores Band composer  
Columbia 12011 10-in. approximately 1908 Escovado Banda do Corpo de Bombeiros ; Albertino Pimental Band composer  
Columbia 12013 10-in. approximately 1908 Favorito Banda do Corpo de Bombeiros Band composer  
Columbia 12021 10-in. approximately 1908 Esta chumbado Banda do Corpo de Bombeiros ; Albertino Pimental Band composer  
Columbia 12095 10-in. approximately 1908 Bambino Grupo Bahianinho Bandolim (mandolin) and violão (guitar) duet composer  
Columbia 12122 10-in. approximately 1908 Ai! rica prima Campos Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nazareth, Ernesto," accessed July 24, 2021,

Nazareth, Ernesto. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from

"Nazareth, Ernesto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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