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Legal name: Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho


Alfredo da Rocha Viana, Jr., better known as Pixinguinha (Portuguese: [piʃĩˈɡiɲə]; April 23, 1897 – February 7, 1973) was a composer, arranger, flautist and saxophonist born in Rio de Janeiro. Pixinguinha is considered one of the greatest Brazilian composers of popular music, particularly within the genre of music known as choro. 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 as a uniquely Brazilian genre. He was also one of the first Brazilian musicians and composers to take advantage of the new professional opportunities offered to musicians by the new technologies of radio broadcasting and studio recording. Pixinguinha composed dozens of choros, including some of the most well-known works in the genre such as "Carinhoso", "Glória", "Lamento" and "Um a Zero".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Pixinguinha de novo Pixinguinha 1
1999 No Tempo Dos Oito Batutas Pixinguinha 1
2002 Pixinguinha Pixinguinha 1
2009 Pixinguinha Sinfônico Pixinguinha; Orquestra Petrobras Sinfônica, Silvio Barbato 1
Pixinguinha & Benedito Lacerda Pixinguinha & Benedito Lacerda 1
Pixinguinha 70 Pixinguinha 1
Vivaldi & Pixinguinha Vivaldi, Pixinguinha; Radamés Gnattali, Camerata Carioca, Joel Nascimento 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Som Pixinguinha Pixinguinha 1
2010 Coleção Folha Raízes da Música Popular Brasileira, Volume 4 Pixinguinha 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 100 Anos Pixinguinha 1

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