Pires, (Luis) Filipe

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Pires, (Luis) Filipe

Pires, (Luis) Filipe, Portuguese composer; b. Lisbon, June 26, 1934. He studied piano with Mendes and composition with Croner de Vasconcelos at the Lisbon Cons. (1946–54), and then took courses at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik (1957–60). He taught composition at the Oporto Cons. (1960–70) and at the Lisbon Cons. (1972–75), and subsequently worked in an electronic studio in Paris with Pierre Schaeffer. His music hewed resolutely to the tenets of the cosmopolitan avant-garde.


String Quartet (1958); Piano Trio (1960); Eternal Return for Baritone and Orch. (1961); Perspectivas for 3 Groups of Instruments (1965); Metromonie for Flute, Viola, and Harp (1966); Portugaliae Genesis for Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1968; Lisbon, May 21, 1969); Homo sapiens for Magnetic Tape (1972); Dialogues for 8 Instrumentalists and Tape (1975).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire