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|
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.
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