Olegário Mariano

Olegário Mariano Carneiro da Cunha (1889-1958) was a Brazilian poet, politician and diplomat. He was born in Recife, the son of José Mariano Carneiro da Cunha and Olegária Carneiro da Cunha. He attended primary and secondary school at Colégio Pestalozzi in his hometown, and soon moved to Rio de Janeiro. He frequented the literary circle of Olavo Bilac, Guimarães Passos, Emílio de Meneses, Coelho Neto, Martins Fontes and others. He made his literary debut at the age of 22 with the volume Angelus, published in 1911. His poetry strongly identified with the precepts of Symbolism.

He held a variety of government roles, both at home and abroad. He rose to become Brazilian ambassador to Portugal in 1953–54. But he also remained a significant literary figure. Much of his work was collected in the two volumes of Toda uma vida de Poetry (1957), published by José Olímpio. In a contest promoted by the Fon-Fon magazine, in 1938, he was elected by intellectuals from all over Brazil as Prince of the Brazilian Poets, replacing Alberto de Oliveira, who had held the title since the death of Olavo Bilac. He was also known as the “poet of cicadas”, because it was one of his favorite themes. He wrote for many years in the magazines Careta and Para Todos, under the pseudonym of João da Avenida.

Mariano was the third occupant of Chair 21 of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, to which he was elected on December 23, 1926, succeeding Mário de Alencar and received by Academician Gustavo Barroso on April 20, 1927. He in turn received Academician Guilherme de Almeida.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1, 1889 (Recife), Died November 28, 1958 (Rio de Janeiro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 50130 10-in. 11/29/1929 Loiras e morenas Jaime Vogeler Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65029 10-in. 11/19/1930 A carícia de um beijo Floriano Belham Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65171 10-in. 6/22/1931 Absolutamente Carmen Miranda Female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65226 10-in. 8/28/1931 De papo pro á Gastão Formenti Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor 65236 10-in. 9/11/1931 Zíngara Gastão Formenti Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor 65315 10-in. 12/3/1931 Se você quer Carmen Miranda Female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65372 10-in. 2/3/1932 Beduíno Gastão Formenti Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor 65385 10-in. 4/14/1932 Canção do abandono César Pereira Braga ; Alda Verona Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 65527 10-in. 6/23/1932 Caboclinho Jorge Fernandes Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65679 10-in. 3/17/1933 Moreninha brasileira Roberto Vilmar Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65813 10-in. 7/20/1933 Mariuza Gastão Formenti Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65814 10-in. 7/20/1933 Bom dia, meu amor! Carmen Miranda Female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65815 10-in. 7/20/1933 Felicidade Sylvio Vieira Male vocal solo songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mariano, Olegário," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104481.

Mariano, Olegário. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104481.

"Mariano, Olegário." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

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