Pinto, Octavio, Brazilian composer; b. Sāo Paulo, Nov. 3,1890; d. there, Oct. 31,1950. He was trained as an architect and built apartment houses in Brazil. He also studied piano with Isidor Philipp. In 1922 he married Guiomar Novães . Villa-Lobos wrote his suite Prole do bébé for their children. Pinto publ. a number of effective piano miniatures, of which Scenas infantis (1932) and Children’s Festival (1939) are best known.
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