Pixinguinha

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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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1975 Pixinguinha de novo Pixinguinha 1
1999 No Tempo Dos Oito Batutas Pixinguinha 1
2002 Pixinguinha Pixinguinha 1
2009 Pixinguinha sinfônico (Orquestra Petrobras Sinfônica feat. conductor: Silvio Barbato) Pixinguinha 1
Pixinguinha & Benedito Lacerda Pixinguinha & Benedito Lacerda 1

Album + Compilation

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

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 100 Anos Pixinguinha 1

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