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Pixinguinha - Wikipedia
Throughout the 30s, 40s regionais provided steady employment to the very best choro musicians of the day and led to the professionalization of the Brazilian music industry. Choro Sofres porque vochichando, recorded in by Pixinguinha on the flute. 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.
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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 Novemberhowever, it was discovered that Pixinguinha's real birth date was May 4, and not April Choro "1 x 0" ou "Um a zero"composed by Pixinguinha and Benedito Lacerda. Certain members of the white Rio elite were not happy with black men performing in venues for example. The name was changed to simply Os Batutas to reflect the new sound.
The group appealed especially to the nationalistic desires of upper-class Brazilians who yearned for a homegrown, uniquely Brazilian musical tradition free from foreign influences. This page was last edited on 27 Augustat Brazilian composers Choro musicians births deaths Brazilian saxophonists Male saxophonists 20th-century composers 20th-century saxophonists 20th-century male musicians.
Despite that, Brazil's National Day of Choro remained unaltered. Pixinguinha on flute, plus guitars, cavaquinhobanjo cavaquinho, and hand percussion. 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. Today these famous compositions have become a respected part of the choro canon. Pixinguinha is considered one of the greatest Brazilian composers of popular music, particularly within the genre of music known as choro.
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. The group, which consisted of both white and black musicians, performed mainly in upper-class venues where black musicians had previously been prohibited.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from " https: Finally, Pixinguinha's compositional style and his incorporation of trumpets and saxophones was criticized as being corrupted by American jazz, which was then becoming popular via radio broadcasts. He began to incorporate jazz standards and ragtime into his group's repertoire, changing the lineup dramatically by adding saxophones, trumpets, trombone, piano, and a drum kit.
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Pixinguinha returned from Paris with a broadened musical perspective. 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.
Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history: It was with Lacerda that Pixinguinha began another fertile period of composing and recording. Alfredo da Rocha Viana, Jr. Os Oito Batutas became a sensation across Brasil, though they were not without controversy. It is in these recordings that the mature sound of Os Oito Batutas can be heard.
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 music. Their tour was a complete success and Pixinguinha received much praise cochiichando many distinguished Parisian musical artists including the famed Harold de Bozzi. The day which was believed to be his birthday, April 23, is today commemorated as the National Day of Choro in Brazil.
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.