Fernándas, Armando José

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Fernándas, Armando José

Fernándas, Armando José, Portuguese composer and teacher; b. Lisbon, July 26, 1906; d. there, May 3, 1983. He studied piano with Key Colago and Varela Cid, composition with A. da Costa Ferreira, and musicology with Freitas Branco at the Lisbon Cons. After training in piano with Cortot and in composition with Boulanger in Paris (1933–36), he taught composition at the Lisbon Cons.

Works

O homem do cravo, ballet (1941); Fantasia sobre temas populares Portugueses for Piano and Orch. (1945); Violin Concerto (1948); Concerto for Piano and String Orch. (1951); O terramoto de Lisboa, symphonic poem (1962); Suite Concertante for Harpsichord and Chamber Orch. (1967); Violin Sonata (1946); piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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