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-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|
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.
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