Alexandre Levy

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Alexandre Levy
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Born (1864-11-10)November 10, 1864
São Paulo
Died January 17, 1892(1892-01-17) (aged 27)
São Paulo

Alexandre Levy (November 10, 1864 — January 17, 1892) was a Brazilian composer, pianist and conductor.

Born in São Paulo, he pioneered a fusion of classical composition with Brazil's popular folk music and rhythms. Levy died prematurely at 27 and his hometown grants a prestigious award in his name.[1]

List of piano works[2][edit]

1880[edit]

  • Fantasia para dois pianos a partir de temas da ópera O Guarany

1881[edit]

  • Impromptu-Caprice, op. 1

1882[edit]

  • Fosca, fantasia brilhante, op. 3
  • 3 Improvisations, op. 4
    • Romance sans paroles
    • A la Hongroise
    • Pensée fugitive
  • Valsa-Capricho, op. 5
  • Mazurca n. 1, op. 6 no 1
  • Mazurca n. 2, op. 6 no 2
  • Recuerdos - Polca de Salão

1883[edit]

  • Causerie
  • Cavalcante
  • Collin Maillard
  • Étude
  • Je t'en prie
  • Petite marche

1885[edit]

  • Plaintive
  • Scherzo-valse, op. 9

1887[edit]

  • Improviso n. 2
  • Trois Morceaux, op. 13
    • Coeur blessé
    • Amour passé
    • Doute
  • Allegro Appassionato, op. 14
  • Variations sur un thème populaire brésilien (Vem Cá, Bitu)

1890[edit]

  • Tango Brasileiro
  • Samba (Suite Brésilienne, IV.)

1891[edit]

  • Schumanniana, op. 16
    • Allegretto, ma un poco agitato
    • Allegro moderato
    • Lento
    • Allegretto giocoso
    • Moderato assai
    • Allegro
    • Moderato
    • Allegro molto - Presto

Date of composition unknown[edit]

  • Papillonnage
  • En mer (poème musical) a quatro mãos
    • Depart. Mer Calme
    • Le Ciel s'assombrit. Tempète
    • Clair de Lune. Idylle Fugitive
  • Comala (poème musical)

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • BETTENCOURT, Gastão de. Temas de música brasileira. Rio de Janeiro: Ed. A Noite, 1941.
  • MARIZ, Vasco. História da Mùsica no Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira, 2005. 6ª edição, pp. 116–8.
  • CACCIATORE, Olga Gudolle. Dicionário biográfico de música erudita brasileira. Rio de Janeiro, Forense Universitária, 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexandre Levy, 27club.net
  2. ^ List of Piano Works, Laboratorio de Musica Latinoamericana para Piano