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Pixinguinha

Alfredo da Rocha Viana, Jr., better known as Pixinguinha (Portuguese: [piʃĩˈɡiɲə]; April 23, 1897 – February 17, 1973) was a composer, arranger, flautist and saxophonist born in Rio de Janeiro. Pixinguinha is considered one of the greatest Brazilian composers of popular music, particularly within the genre of music known as choro. By integrating the music of the older choro composers of the 19th century with contemporary jazz-like harmonies, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, and sophisticated arrangements, he introduced choro to a new audience and helped to popularize it as a uniquely Brazilian genre. He was also one of the first Brazilian musicians and composers to take advantage of the new professional opportunities offered to musicians by the new technologies of radio broadcasting and studio recording. Pixinguinha composed dozens of choros, including some of the most well-known works in the genre such as "Carinhoso", "Glória", "Lamento" and "Um a Zero".

Birth and Death Data: Born April 23rd, 1897 (Rio de Janeiro), Died February 7th, 1973 (Rio de Janeiro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, saxophone, songwriter, leader, flute, arranger, vocalist

Notes: Sometimes credited on disc labels by a variant on his birth name, Alfredo Vianna.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22985 10-in. 8/6/1919 Eterna canção Flora Dyson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, author, conductor, composer  
Victor 50019 10-in. 7/6/1929 Vem cá! Não vou! Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble composer, Musical group  
Victor 50020 10-in. 7/6/1929 Urubatan Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble Musical group, composer  
Victor 50035 10-in. 9/11/1929 Carinhoso Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble Musical group, composer  
Victor 50115 10-in. 11/22/1929 Aguenta seu fulgêncio Alfredo Vianna Flute solo, with 2 violãos (guitars) and cavaquinho instrumentalist, flute, songwriter  
Victor 50116 10-in. 11/23/1929 Segura elle Alfredo Vianna Flute solo with 2 violãos (guitars) and cavaquinho instrumentalist, flute, composer  
Victor 50123 10-in. 11/27/1929 Samba na areia Mário Pessoa Male vocal solo composer, vocalist  
Victor 50148 10-in. 1/9/1930 Foi moamba Breno Ferreira Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter, Vocal group, Musical group, vocalist  
Victor 50175 10-in. 2/18/1930 Papagaio sabido Breno Ferreira Male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Victor 50187 10-in. 2/26/1930 A vida é um buraco Alfredo Vianna Flute solo instrumentalist, flute, composer  
Victor 50216 10-in. 3/26/1930 O urubú e o gaviäo Alfredo Vianna Flute solo, with 2 violãos and cavaquinho instrumentalist, flute, composer  
Victor 50339 10-in. 6/20/1930 Cafezal em flor Sylvio Vieira Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor 50343 10-in. 6/21/1930 Fonte abandonada Sylvio Vieira Male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor 50344 10-in. 6/21/1930 Os hôme implica comigo Carmen Miranda Female vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 65054 10-in. 12/11/1930 Carnavá tá aí Carmen Miranda Female vocal solo songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 65203 10-in. 8/1/1931 Levanta, meu nêgo Orquestra J. Thomaz Instrumental ensemble composer, Musical group  
Victor 65319 10-in. 12/4/1931 Conversa de Crioulo Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble songwriter, Musical group  
Victor 65378 10-in. 2/12/1932 Ainda me recordo Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble composer, leader, Musical group  
Victor 65379 10-in. 2/12/1932 Estou voltando Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble composer, Musical group  
Victor 65381 10-in. 2/16/1932 Esperança Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble composer, arranger, Musical group  
Victor 65382 10-in. 2/16/1932 Esperança Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble composer, arranger, Musical group  
Victor 65483 10-in. 5/11/1932 Vi o pombo gemê Grupo da Guarda Velha ; Francisco Sena Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter, Musical group, vocalist  
Victor 65485 10-in. 5/11/1932 Xou coringa Grupo da Guarda Velha ; Francisco Sena Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter, Musical group, vocalist  
Victor 65534 10-in. 7/6/1932 Samba de facto Choro Victor ; Côro Victor [Brazil] ; Patrício Teixeira Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and male vocal chorus Musical group, Vocal group, songwriter, vocalist  
Victor 65971 10-in. 3/28/1934 Naquele tempo Luperce Miranda Mandolin solo composer, instrumentalist, mandolin  
(Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pixinguinha," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103299.

Pixinguinha. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103299.

"Pixinguinha." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103299

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