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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 51-64 of 64 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BA-234 10-in. 3/7/1923 Vitorioso Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-235 10-in. 3/8/1923 Ba-ta-clan Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-236 10-in. 3/8/1923 Até a volta Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-237 10-in. 3/8/1923 ¡P'ra quem é ... ! Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BA-238 10-in. 3/8/1923 ¡Até eu! Oito Batutas Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor 80423 10-in. 5/28/1937 Carinhoso Conjuncto Regional RCA Victor ; Orlando Silva Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 80424 10-in. 5/28/1937 Rosa Conjuncto Regional RCA Victor ; Orlando Silva Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor 80764 10-in. 5/11/1938 Página de dor Orlando Silva Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 80775 10-in. 4/29/1938 Yaou africano Patrício Teixeira Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BAVE-80776 10-in. 4/29/1938 Mulata baiana Patrício Teixeira Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 033295 10-in. 11/24/1939 Você não deve beber Côro Victor [Brazil] Vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BBVE-052135 10-in. 2/20/1941 Carinhoso Muraro Piano solo songwriter  
Victor BBVE-052144 10-in. 3/11/1941 Lamentos Conjuncto Pixinguinha Instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor BBVE-052145 10-in. 3/11/1941 Carinhoso Conjuncto Pixinguinha Instrumental ensemble leader, songwriter  
(Results 51-64 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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