Alberto Nepomuceno (1744bytes)

b. Fortaleza, July 6, 1864, d. Rio de Janeiro, Oct. 16,1920.
     He studied in Rome, Berlin, and Paris, returning to Brazil in 1902 he was appointed director of the Instituto National de Mu(acute)sica in Rio de Janeiro, remaining only for a few months he resumed to this post in 1906, holding it until 1916. In 1910 he conducted Brazilian music at the International Exposition in Brussels. In some of his music he introduced material from Brazilian folk music.

     Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th ed., s.v. "Alberto Nepomuceno."

     Studied in Rome, Vienna, Berlin and Paris with Sgambatti, De Sanctis, Lechetiztky, Herzogonberg and others and in Norway he married a pupil of Grieg. He is considered the first Brazilian musician of nationalist inspiration, for the systematic use of both, elements of Brazilian folk and popular music and Portuguese language, in his remarkable song-book, in opposition to the Italianism which prevailed in Brazilian classical singing.

     "Brazilian Music Funarte Music Score Editions". Lopez WA USA: Brazilian Music Enterprises, n.d.

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