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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 26-50 of 64 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 65319 10-in. 12/4/1931 Conversa de Crioulo Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 65378 10-in. 2/12/1932 Ainda me recordo Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor 65379 10-in. 2/12/1932 Estou voltando Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 65381 10-in. 2/16/1932 Esperança Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble arranger  
Victor 65382 10-in. 2/16/1932 Esperança Grupo da Guarda Velha Instrumental ensemble arranger  
Victor 65483 10-in. 5/11/1932 Vi o pombo gemê Grupo da Guarda Velha ; Francisco Sena Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 65485 10-in. 5/11/1932 Xou coringa Grupo da Guarda Velha ; Francisco Sena Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
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 songwriter  
Victor 65971 10-in. 3/28/1934 Naquele tempo Luperce Miranda Mandolin solo composer  
Victor 65972 10-in. 3/28/1934 Carinhos Luperce Miranda Mandolin solo, with 2 violoes (guitars), cavaquinho, clarinet, and pandeiro composer  
Victor BA-219 10-in. 3/2/1923 Meu passarinho Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-220 10-in. 3/2/1923 Já te digo Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor BA-221 10-in. 3/5/1923 Carurú Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-222 10-in. 3/8/1923 Falador Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-223 10-in. 3/8/1923 Urubú Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor BA-224 10-in. 3/5/1923 Garuna Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-225 10-in. 3/5/1923 ¡Mi dêxa serpentina! Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-226 10-in. 3/5/1923 La-ré Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor BA-227 10-in. 3/7/1923 Tricolor Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-228 10-in. 3/7/1923 ¡Si papae souber! Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-229 10-in. 3/7/1923 Lâ vem elle Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-230 10-in. 3/7/1923 Não presta p'ra nada Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-231 10-in. 3/7/1923 Nair Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-232 10-in. 3/9/1923 Trez estrellinhas Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-233 10-in. 3/7/1923 ¡Vira a casaca! Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 26-50 of 64 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pixinguinha," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103299.

Pixinguinha. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103299.

"Pixinguinha." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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