Jorge Peixinho

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Jorge Manuel Marques Peixinho Rosado[1][2] (born 20 January 1940 — 30 June 1995)[3] was a Portuguese composer, pianist and conductor.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Montijo, Portugal, Peixinho studied composition and piano at the Conservatory of Lisbon from 1951 through 1958.[3] At that institution he was a pupil of Artur Santos and Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos.[3] He then pursued graduate studies in music composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome where he was mentored in composition by Boris Porena and Goffredo Petrassi; graduating in 1961.[3] In 1960 he worked with Luigi Nono in Venice, and with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen at the City of Basel Music Academy.[3] From 1960 through 1970 he was a participant in the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, as both student and lecturer.[3] He began teaching courses in contemporary music in 1962 at the Lisbon Conservatory, and at other institutions in Portugal and South America.[3]

In 1970, he created the Lisbon Contemporary Music Group with Clotilde Rosa, and worked at the IPEM studio in Ghent from 1972 to 1973.[3]

He died in Lisbon, Portugal on June 30, 1995.[3]

Works (selective list)[edit]

  • Tríptico, for voices / soli, choirs, and various instrumental ensembles (1959)
  • Sucessões Simétricas I, for piano solo (1960)
  • Episódios, for string quartet (1960)
  • Políptico, for chamber orchestra (1960)
  • Episódios, for string quartet (1960)
  • Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (1961)
  • Episódios, for string quartet (1960)
  • Diafonia, for harp, harpsichord + piano (one player), celesta, percussion and 12 stringed instruments (1963–65)
  • Morfocromia, for 12 instruments divided up into three sections (1963–66)
  • Kinetofonias, for large string orchestra divided up into three sections (1965–68)
  • CDE, for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (1970)
  • Sucessões Simétricas II, for orchestra (1971)
  • As Quatro Estações, for trumpet, cello, harp and piano (1968–72)
  • Voix, for chamber orchestra and mezzo-soprano (1972)
  • A Idade do Ouro, for 2 clarinets & bass clarinets, 2 violins, harp, harpsichord, piano & organ (1973)
  • Recitativo IV, for flute, harp, guitar, viola, cello, piano, melodica, percussion and tape (1974)
  • Música em Água e Marmore, for flute, trumpet, harp, guitar, violin, cello and synthesizer (1977)
  • Electronicolírica, for tape (1979)
  • Elegy for Amilcar Cabral / "Elegia a Amílcar Cabral", an electroacoustic composition (1978)
  • Mémoires... Miroirs... , concerto - for amplified clavichord and 12 stringed instruments (1980)
  • Canto para Anna Livia / "Song for Anna Livia", for soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, flute, recorder, cello, celesta, organ and three percussionists (1981)
  • Retrato de Helena / "Portrait of Helen", for chamber orchestra (1982)
  • Concerto de Outono / "Autumn Concerto", for oboe and orchestra (1983)
  • O Jardim de Belisa, for chamber ensemble (1984)
  • Ouçam a soma dos sons que soam, for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion and string quintet (1986)
  • Canto Germinal, electroacoustic music (1989)
  • Passage Interieur, for saxophones, electric guitar, electric bass, synthesizer and electronic drum set (1989)
  • Alis, for chamber orchestra / 15 instruments (1990)
  • Floreal, for flute, bass clarinet, harp, celesta, violin and viola (1992)
  • Nocturno no Cabo do Mundo, sonata for three pianos (1993)
  • Concerto for Harp and Orchestra (1995)

Recordings of his work (selection)[edit]

  • Música I (Cinco pequenas peças "Five Short Pieces", Collage I, Estudo I, Harmónicos, Sucessões Simétricas I). Jorge Peixinho and Filipe de Sousa, pianos.

LP: Tecla, 1972 (reed. CD: Jorsom, 1994)

  • CDE,. Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa - "Lisbon Contemporary Music Group", led by / dir. Jorge Peixinho.

LP: Sassetti, 1974 (reed. CD: Strauss, 1995)

  • Elegia a Amílcar Cabral, electronic music.

LP: Sassetti, 1978 (reed. CD: Strauss-PortugalSom, 1997)

  • As Quatro Estações "Four Seasons". Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa - "Lisbon Contemporary Music Group",

led by / dir. Carlos Franco. LP: Sassetti, 1982 (reed. CD: PortugalSom, 1991)

  • Music of Portugal, series of 20 LPs, 2nd subset of 5, LPs 4106, 4109 (including - Sucessões Simétricas I, Episódios).

Fernando Laires, piano; Manhattan String Quartet. Educo (USA), [1984]

  • Koellreutter (includes Greetings für Koellreutters), Grupo Juntos Música Nova.

LP: Fundação Nacional de Arte/ Memória Musical Brasileira - "National Foundation for Art/ Brazilian Music Heritage", 1985.

  • Música Portuguesa Contemporânea – Obras para guitarra "Contemporary Portuguese Music - Guitar Works"

(includes L'Oiseau-Lyre). José Lopes e Silva, guitar. LP: PortugalSom, 1985 (reed. CD, 1995)

  • Daniel Kientzy (includes Sax-Blue). Daniel Kientzy, saxophone.

LP: Poly, 1988.

Jorge Peixinho:

  • Sobreposições, Políptico 1960, Sucessões Simétricas II, As Quatro Estações.

Orquestra Sinfónica de Budapeste/ GMCL. CD: PortugalSom, 1991.

  • Música Portuguesa Contemporânea – Obras para clarinete "Contemporary Portuguese Music - Clarinet Works"

(includes - O novo canto da Sibila). António Saiote, clarinet. CD Strauss-PortugalSom, 1995.

Jorge Peixinho:

  • Concerto para saxofone alto e orquestra "Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra",

includes - Sax-blue, Passage intérieur, Fantasia-Impromptu. Daniel Kientzy, saxofones /Filarmonica Transilvania et al., CD: Nova Musica, 1996

  • Música Portuguesa – Séc. XX "Portuguese Music - XXth Century"

(includes - 'À flor das águas verdes' and 'Nocturno no Cabo do Mundo'), Grupo de Música Vocal Contemporânea "Contemporary Vocal Group", (led by) dir. Mário Mateus /Jorge Peixinho, Francisco Monteiro e Jaime Mota, pianos 2CD: Numérica, 1996

  • Lov (includes - Lov II). Trio Lov.

CD: AM&M, 2002

  • Jorge Peixinho: – Música para piano.

Miguel Borges Coelho, piano. 2CD: Numérica, 2005

Bibliography (selective list)[edit]

by Jorge Peixinho:

  • "Música e Notação" (separata de Poesia Experimental-2, Lisbon: Cadernos de Hoje), 1966
  • «Canto de amor e de morte. Introdução a um ensaio de interpretação morfológica» in III Ciclo de Cultura Musical: Fernando Lopes-Graça. Associação Académica da Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa/ Agência da J.M.P., 1966.
  • "Música sem fantástico ou música arte-fantástica?", in O Fantástico na Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon: Gulbenkian, 1992, pp. 219–22
  • «Lopes-Graça: nova luz sobre uma figura ímpar da cultura portuguesa» in 'Uma homenagem a Fernando Lopes-Graça', Matosinhos, Edições Afrontamento/Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos - Matosinhos City Hall, 1995, pp. 6–15

about Jorge Peixinho:

  • Estes sons, esta linguagem, by Mário Vieira de Carvalho, Lisbon: Estampa, 1978
  • A invenção dos sons. Uma panorâmica da composição em Portugal, hoje, by Sérgio Azevedo, Lisbon: Caminho, 1998
  • Jorge Peixinho in memoriam, by José Machado (coord.), Lisbon: Caminho, 2002
  • Dez compositores portugueses do século XX, by Manuel Pedro Ferreira (coord.), Lisbon: Dom Quixote, 2006
  • Música, Estética e Sociedade nos escritos de Jorge Peixinho, by Cristina Teixeira, Lisboa: Colibri, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randel, Don Michael (1996). The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. Belknap Press. p. 678.
  2. ^ "Jorge Peixinho Discography". Discogs.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Adriana Latino (20 January 2001). "Peixinho, Jorge (Manuel Rosado Marques)". Grove Music Online (8th ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.21205.

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