Clarisse Leite

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Clarisse Leite Dias Baptista
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Clarisse Leite, Teatro Municipal de São Paulo
Born Clarisse Leite
(1917-01-11)January 11, 1917
 São Paulo,  Brazil
Died May 11, 2003(2003-05-11)
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Education São Paulo - Brazil, France
Known for Music
Notable work(s) Concerto Números Um e Dois Para Piano e Orquestra , composições

Clarisse Leite (Dias Batista) (b. 11 January 1917. d. 2003) was a Brazilian composer, pianist and music educator. She was born in São Paulo and studied in São Paulo and France. After completing her studies, she worked as a professor of music at Academia Internacional, Rio de Janeiro.[1][2]

Her sons Cláudio César Dias Baptista, Arnaldo Dias Baptista and Sérgio Dias Baptista became rock musicians.

Works[edit]

Leite composed for orchestra, chamber, piano and vocal performance. She was known for compositions based on Brazilian folklore. Selected works include:

  • Suite Nordestina (1971) including 1) Baticum, 2) Prece por Maria Bonita (A Prayer to Maria Bonita) and 3) Jacunços (Gunmen)
  • Duo concertante no. 1 for pianos

Her works have been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • Brasileira: Piano Music by Brazilian Women, 2004, Centaur Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dees, Pamela Youngdahl (2004). A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers: Women born after 1900. 
  2. ^ Lorenz, Ricardo; Hernández, Luis R. (1995). Scores and recordings at the Indiana University Latin American. Indiana University, Bloomington. Latin American Music Center.