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Pixinguinha, an Affectionate Man

Brazilian composers Pxinguinha musicians births deaths Brazilian pixinguniha Male saxophonists 20th-century composers 20th-century saxophonists Brazilian Freemasons. The day was officially established in after a campaign by bandolim player Hamilton de Holanda and his students at the Raphael Rabello School of Choro. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat In Novemberhowever, it was discovered that Pixinguinha’s real birth date was May 4, and not April Os Oito Batutas, and Pixinguinha specifically, were the target of attacks reflecting anxieties about race and the influence of Europe and the United States on Brazilian music.

His arrangements were probably influenced by the sound of ragtime and American jazz bands that became popular pixingkinha in his career. In the recordings with Lacerda, Pixinguinha plays secondary parts on the saxophone while Lacerda plays the flute part on tunes that Pixinguinha originally wrote on that instrument.

Pixinguinha – Wikipedia

In the late s, Pixinguinha was hired by RCA Victor to lead the Orquestra Victor Brasileira, and during his tenure there he refined his skills as an arranger. Sofres porque queres Choro Sofres porque queres, recorded in by Pixinguinha on the flute.

Pixinguinha returned from Paris with a broadened musical perspective. It is in these recordings that the mature sound of Os Oito Batutas can be heard.


Retrieved June 6, He then became the flautist in the house orchestra at the Cine Rio Branco movie theater silent films at that time were often accompanied by live plxinguinha. By the mid s, changing tastes and the emerging popularity of samba and American jazz in Brazil led to the decline of the choro regional as other genres became dominant piixnguinha the radio.

Played by Pixinguinha saxophone and Benedito Lacerda flute. In he began to perform in cabarets and revues in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Lapa. Whereas many of the older compositions were intended to be played on piano, Pixinguinha’s works took full advantage of the larger musical groups regionais with which he worked, incorporating intricate melodic lines, brassy fanfares, contrapuntal bass lines, and highly syncopated rhythms.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Pixinguinha was the son of musician Alfredo da Rocha Viana, a flautist who maintained a large collection of older choro scores and hosted frequent musical gatherings at his home. Retrieved June 7, Lacerda’s band was a conjunto regional or just regionalthe name given to in-house bands hired by radio stations to perform music and accompany singers, often live in front of a studio audience.

When he released “Carinhoso” in and “Lamentos” inPixinguinha was criticized for incorporating too much of a jazz sound into his work. Pixinguinha spent his time in retirement, appearing in public only on rare occasions such as the “Evening of Choro” TV programs produced by Jacob do Bandolim in and Music of Northeast Brazil: Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history: Moreover, they were criticized ferociously by those who felt that Brazilian musical culture should reflect primarily its European roots and that a black musical ambassador was an embarrassment.


Choro maxixe “Atraente”, composed by Chiquinha Gonzagarecorded by Pixinguinha saxophone and Benedito Lacerda flute.

Pixinguinha, an Affectionate Man – IMDb

Pixinguinha on flute, plus guitars, cavaquinhobanjo cavaquinho, and hand percussion. Problems playing this file? The name was changed to simply Os Batutas to reflect the new sound.

Certain members of the white Rio elite were not happy with black men performing in venues for example. Today these famous compositions have become a respected part of the choro canon. Indiana University Press, July 30, p.

By integrating the music of the older choro composers of the 19th century with contemporary jazz-like harmonies, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, and sophisticated arrangements, he introduced choro to a new audience and helped to popularize it pixinguuinha a uniquely Brazilian genre. He had also purchased a saxophone for his personal use which he began to experiment with.

Alfredo da Rocha Viana, Jr. It was with Lacerda that Pixinguinha began another fertile period of composing and recording.