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Joaquim Antônio da Silva Callado

Joaquim Antônio da Silva Calado, Jr. (or Callado; Rio de Janeiro, July 11, 1848 - Rio de Janeiro, March 20, 1880) was a Brazilian composer and flautist.

Da Silva is considered one of the creators of the choro genre of music. His band, O Choro do Callado, used an ebony flute, two viols and a cavaquinho, and was noted for facility at improvisation. Da Silva wrote and co-authored many choros, as a new way of interpreting modinhas, lundus, waltzes and polkas. His work was an inspiration to his friend and pupil, Viriato Figueira, and his friend and band member, the female composer Chiquinha Gonzaga.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 11th, 1848 (Rio de Janeiro), Died March 20th, 1880 (Rio de Janeiro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor H-883 10-in. 5/16/1912 Daynéa Terceto "Fitinhas da Cidade Nova" Instrumental trio composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Callado, Joaquim Antônio da Silva," accessed July 29, 2021,

Callado, Joaquim Antônio da Silva. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from

"Callado, Joaquim Antônio da Silva." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

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