Biography Alberto Nepomuceno

The history of Alberto Nepomuceno

Alberto Nepomuceno (1864-1920), a Brazilian conductor and composer, was born in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará. His parents were Vitor Augusto Nepomuceno and Maria Virgínia de Oliveira Paiva. He began studying music with his father, who was a violinist, organist, teacher, and chapel master at the Cathedral of Fortaleza. In 1872, Nepomuceno and his family moved to Recife, where he started studying piano and violin. He became a staunch advocate for republican and abolitionist causes in Brazil.

Biography Alberto Nepomuceno
Portrait of Nepomuceno (1895) by Eliseu Visconti.
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Biography: Carlos Gomes

The history of Carlos Gomes

The first Brazilian composer to achieve international renown, Antonio Carlos Gomes (1836-1896), was born in Campinas, São Paulo, on July 11, 1836. After graduating with distinction, Carlos produced his first opera, “A Noite do Castelo” (September 1861), which was a great success.

Biography: Carlos Gomes
Décio Villares – Portrait of Maestro Antônio Carlos Gomes.
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Review: My Formation, by Joaquim Nabuco

Review: My Formation, by Joaquim Nabuco

I finished reading the book “My Formation” by Joaquim Nabuco, a book that reveals many details about Brazil and the world in the 19th century and sheds light on the author’s personality. I have already written my review of the book “Abolitionism,” where you can find the roots of the abolitionist movement and the actions taken by Joaquim Nabuco and his companions in support of this ideal.

Review: My Formation, by Joaquim Nabuco
My Formation, by Joaquim Nabuco

 

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