Waldemar Henrique da Costa Pereira (February 15, 1905 – March 29, 1995) was a Brazilian pianist and composer.
Waldemar Henrique was born in Belém do Pará, Brazil, of mixed Portuguese and indigenous parentage. After losing his mother early in life, he went to Portugal with this father, returning to Brazil in 1918. Then he began travelling through the Amazon Rainforest, and started to become acquainted with amazon culture and folklore that would later be significant on his musical work.
The first successful work he composed was Minha Terra (My Land), written in 1923. In 1929 he studied on the Conservatório Carlos Gomes. His family was against his musical career, and his father insisted him to give it up by employing him on a bank.
He moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1933, where he studied piano, composition, orchestration and conduction. His works have as main themes the amazon, indigenous, northeastern and afro-Brazilian folklore.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 15th, 1905 (Belém), Died 1995 (Belém)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1935
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
Notes: Name also appears as Valdemar Henrique.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||65700||10-in.||4/7/1933||Meu amor||Alda Verona||Female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||65960||10-in.||4/18/1934||Cabocla malvada||Gastão Formenti||Male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||79606||10-in.||4/16/1934||Meu último luar||Gastão Formenti||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||79624||10-in.||5/2/1934||Tem pena do nego||Gastão Formenti||Male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||79625||10-in.||5/2/1934||Foi boto sinhá!...||Gastão Formenti||Male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||79627||10-in.||5/3/1934||Noite de São João||Gastão Formenti ; Orchestra Victor Brasileira||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||79674||10-in.||9/6/1934||Exaltação||Alda Verona||Female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||79849||10-in.||3/14/1935||Boi-bumba'||Gastão Formenti ; Orchestra Victor Brasileira||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||79850||10-in.||3/14/1935||Cobra grande||Gastão Formenti ; Orchestra Victor Brasileira||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Henrique, Waldemar," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104399.
Henrique, Waldemar. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104399.
"Henrique, Waldemar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.
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