Francisco Braga

Antônio Francisco Braga (April 15, 1868 – March 14, 1945) was a Brazilian music composer.

Antônio Francisco Braga was born in Rio de Janeiro, and studied with Luiz António de Moura and Carlos de Mesquita. In 1886, he founded the Sociedade de Concertos Populares. As the Brazilian Republic was declared in 1889, his composition Hino à bandeira was adopted as the Brazilian national anthem. Starting in 1890 Antônio Francisco Braga studied at the Conservatoire in Paris with Jules Massenet. After that he spent time both in Germany and in Italy and then returned to Brazil in 1900. Upon his return to Brazil, Antônio Francisco Braga taught at the Instituto Nacional de Música and was the conductor of the Sociedade de Concertos Sinfonicos between 1908 and 1933. One of his pupils was Brazilian pianist and composer Cacilda Borges Barbosa.

Antônio Francisco Braga composed three operas and produced orchestral pieces, chamber music, piano pieces and many songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 15th, 1868 (Rio de Janeiro), Died March 14th, 1945 (Rio de Janeiro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 65256 10-in. 10/15/1931 Satanás Banda do Regimento dos Fuzileiros Navais Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor [Vi cat 98901] 10-in. Nov. 1907 Dá-me as petalas da rosa Medina de Souza Female vocal solo composer  
Columbia 12009 10-in. approximately 1908 A bandeira Banda do Corpo de Bombeiros Band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Braga, Francisco," accessed October 21, 2021,

Braga, Francisco. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from

"Braga, Francisco." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

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