Nazareth (Nazaré), Ernesto (Júlio de)

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Nazareth (Nazaré), Ernesto (Júlio de)

Nazareth (Nazaré), Ernesto (Júlio de) Brazilian pianist and composer; b. Rio de Janeiro, March 20, 1863; d. there, Feb. 4, 1934. He was a pioneer in fostering a national Brazilian type of composition, writing pieces in European forms with Brazilian melorhythmic inflections, pointedly entitled Fado brasileiro, Tango brasileiro, Valsa brasileira, Marcha brasileira, etc.; he also composed original dances in the rhythms of the samba and choro. In his declining years, he became totally deaf.

Bibliography

J. Diniz, N.: Estudos analíticos (Reclife, 1963).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire

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