Jorge Antunes (composer)

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Jorge de Freitas Antunes (born April 23, 1942) is a Brazilian composer, one of the most important in electroacoustic and acousmatic music.[citation needed] Born in Rio de Janeiro, Antunes entered the Escola de Música da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1959 where he studied violin.[1] He went on to earn Master of Music degrees in both violin and composition from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a Doctor of Music in electroacoustic music from the University of Paris (1977).[2]

Selected works[edit]


  • Contato (1968)
  • Vivaldia MCMLXXV, chamber opera buffa (1975)
  • Qorpo Santo, opera in three acts (1983)
  • O rei de uma nota só (The Single-tone King), mini-opera in four scenes (1991)
  • A borboleta azul (The Blue Butterfly), mini-opera in two acts (1995)
  • Olga (composed 1987–97, premiered 2006)

Chamber music[edit]

  • Mascaruncho for two violas (1977)
  • Microformóbiles I for viola and piano (1970)
  • Modinha para Mindinha (Tune for Mindinha) for seven violas (1985)


  1. ^ Ricardo Lorenz; Gerardo Dirié (1995). Scores and Recordings at the Indiana University Latin American Music Center. Indiana University Press. p. 77. 
  2. ^ David M. Cummings (2000). International Who's Who In Music and Musicians' Directory: (In the Classical and Light Classical Fields). Psychology Press. p. 19. 

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