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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 64 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22982 10-in. 8/6/1919 A primavera [To springtime] Flora Dyson Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22983 10-in. 8/6/1919 Lua de mel Flora Dyson Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22985 10-in. 8/6/1919 Eterna canção Flora Dyson Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22986 10-in. 8/6/1919 Regresso ao lar Bella Dyson Gomes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22999 10-in. 8/8/1919 Aroma e ave Flora Dyson Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor 50019 10-in. 7/6/1929 Vem cá! Não vou! Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 50020 10-in. 7/6/1929 Urubatan Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 50035 10-in. 9/11/1929 Carinhoso Orchestra Victor Brasileira Instrumental ensemble 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 composer, instrumentalist, flute  
Victor 50123 10-in. 11/27/1929 Samba na areia Mário Pessoa Male vocal solo composer  
Victor 50148 10-in. 1/9/1930 Foi moamba Breno Ferreira Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 50174 10-in. 2/18/1930 Rancho abandonado Orchestra Victor Brasileira ; Albênzio Perrone Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 50175 10-in. 2/18/1930 Papagaio sabido Breno Ferreira Male vocal solo 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  
Victor 50343 10-in. 6/21/1930 Fonte abandonada Sylvio Vieira Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 50344 10-in. 6/21/1930 Os hôme implica comigo Carmen Miranda Female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65054 10-in. 12/11/1930 Carnavá tá aí Carmen Miranda Female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65203 10-in. 8/1/1931 Levanta, meu nêgo Orquestra J. Thomaz Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 65269 10-in. 10/27/1931 Ha! Hu! Lahô! Grupo da Guarda Velha Vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 65270 10-in. 10/27/1931 Patrão prenda seu gado Grupo da Guarda Velha Vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 65299 10-in. 11/14/1931 Que querê Grupo da Guarda Velha ; Zaíra de Oliveira ; Francisco Sena Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor 65300 10-in. 11/24/1931 Já andei Grupo da Guarda Velha ; Zaíra de Oliveira ; Francisco Sena Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 64 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pixinguinha," accessed April 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103299.

Pixinguinha. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103299.

"Pixinguinha." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 April 2021.

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

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