Octavio Pinto

Biography

Born: November 3, 1890; Sao Paulo, Brazil   Died: October 31, 1950; Sao Paulo, Brazil  
Brazilian composer Octavio Pinto is perhaps better remembered as the husband, from 1922 on, of the brilliant and famous Brazilian pianist Guiomar Novaes. Pinto was in fact not a musician by trade, but actually an architect with a thriving business throughout Brazil. He did manage, however, to get some piano lessons from the well-known Hungarian pianist Isidore Philipp (teacher also of Pinto's wife when she was at the Paris Conservatoire) as a Read more young man, and he issued a relatively steady stream of music -- character and show pieces for solo piano -- until he died in 1950. Pinto's most often-played piece of music is one written for and made famous by his wife: Childhood Memories (Scenas infantis, from 1932). Well-known in South American musical circles even before marrying one of that continent's greatest virtuosi, Pinto was a close friend of Heitor Villa-Lobos. The oft-made claim, however, that Villa-Lobos composed his piano work Próle de bébé, Book 1 in honor of Pinto and Novaes' two children (daughter Anna Maria and son Luis Octavio) is a dubious and untidy one: Villa-Lobos composed Próle de bébé in 1918, several years before the two married and had children. Read less
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    Label: Owl's Nest Productions   Catalog: 5637695885 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alberto Ginastera,  Joaquin Turina,  Enrique Granados,  Octavio Pinto
    Performer:  Gay Otey
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    Keyboard Classics For Children / Roy Eaton
    Label: Summit Records   Catalog: 471 Release Date: 02/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Scott Joplin,  Robert Schumann,  Octavio Pinto,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Roy Eaton
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    Latin American Journey / Duo Turgeon
    Label: Marquis   Catalog: 81303 Release Date: 01/27/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carlos Guastavino,  Ernesto Lecuona,  Manuel Ponce,  Octavio Pinto  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Turgeon
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    Brasiliana - Three Centuries Of Brazilian Music / A. Cohen
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1121 Release Date: 11/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alberto Nepomuceno,  José Siqueira,  José Maurício Nunes Garcia,  Francisca (Chiquinha) Gonzaga  ... 
    Performer:  Arnaldo Cohen
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    Music For One & Two Pianos / Peggy Abbott, Patrice Williams
    Label: Eroica Classical Recordings   Catalog: 3059 Release Date: 09/01/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Georges Bizet,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Patrice Williams,  Peggy Abbott
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    Prokofiev, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos / Janis, Kondrashin
    Label: Mercury Living Presence   Catalog: 434333 Release Date: 02/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Octavio Pinto,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Robert Schumann,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Performer:  Byron Janis
    Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
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