Cornélio Pires

Cornélio Pires (July 13, 1884 in Tietê – February 17, 1958 in São Paulo) was a journalist, writer, and Brazilian folklorist.

Cornélio Pires was the most important studious of the country man, he understood him, and was the first to launch, in 78 rpm records, the country music, called today "roots music", as opposed to country music.

Cornélio Pires is a cousin of the writers Elsie Lessa, Orígenes Lessa, Ivan Lessa and Sergio Pinheiro Lopes. Cornélio is also the uncle of the spiritist journalist and thinker José Herculano Pires.


Birth and Death Data: Born July 13th, 1884 (Tietê), Died February 17th, 1958 (São Paulo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 80429 10-in. 5/31/1937 Adeus campina da serra Serrinha ; Raul Torres Male vocal duet, with viola caipira (guitar) songwriter  
Victor 80432 10-in. 6/2/1937 O moço sertanejo Serrinha ; Raul Torres Male vocal duet, with viola caipira (guitar) songwriter  
Victor 80737 10-in. 4/8/1938 Que moça bonita Serrinha ; Raul Torres Male vocal duet, with viola caipira (guitar) and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 033027 10-in. 3/24/1939 Quem quiser saber meu nome Serrinha ; Raul Torres Male vocal duet, with viola caipira (guitar) songwriter  
Victor 033031 10-in. 3/24/1939 Os bailes de agora Serrinha ; Raul Torres Male vocal duet, with viola caipira (guitar) songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pires, Cornélio," accessed July 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104715.

Pires, Cornélio. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104715.

"Pires, Cornélio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104715

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