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|
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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