Waldemar Henrique

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.

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104399

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