b. Sao Paulo, Sept. 3, 1897; d. Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 20, 1986.
He studied with his father; then took courses in piano, flute, and composition at the Sao Paulo Conservatory, then studied with Ferroni at the Milan Conservatory (1920), returning to Brazil, he was appointed to the faculty of the Escola Nacional de Musica in Rio de Janeiro (1933), and taught there until 1967.
His music shows the influence of the modem Italian school of composition, his piano pieces are of virtuoso character; his orchestration shows consummate skill. In many of his works he employs indigenous Brazilian motifs, investing them in sonorous modernistic harmonies not without a liberal application of euphonious dissonances.
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th ed., s.v. "Francisco Mignone."
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