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José Maurício Nunes Garcia

José Maurício Nunes Garcia

José Maurício Nunes Garcia


Father José Maurício Nunes Garcia (September 22, 1767 – April 18, 1830) was a Roman Catholic priest and one of several accomplished Afro-Brazilian composers during the Portuguese colonial period. He is considered one of the great composers of the Americas, being the author of a repertoire that stands, in quantity and quality, with those of the good European composers of his time. Each of his parents was the child of an African slave and a White plantation owner. Read more on Last.fm
Father José Maurício Nunes Garcia (September 22, 1767 – April 18, 1830) was a Roman Catholic priest and one of several accomplished Afro-Brazilian composers during the Portuguese colonial period. He is considered one of the great composers of the Americas, being the author of a repertoire that stands, in quantity and quality, with those of the good European composers of his time. Each of his parents was the child of an African slave and a White plantation owner. Most of his music was liturgical; about 240 works survive.

In 1817 Padre José Mauricio Nunes Garcia wrote Brazil's first opera, Le Due Gemelle (The Two Twins), which was later destroyed by fire. Born in Rio de Janeiro, son of mulattoes, Nunes Garcia lost his father at an early age, and his mother perceived that her son had an inclination for becoming a musician and, for this reason, improved her work to allow him to continue his musical studies. Nunes Garcia became a priest and, when prince John VI of Portugal came to Rio de Janeiro with his 15,000 people, Nunes Garcia was appointed to be the master of the royal chapel. He both sang and played the harpsichord, performing his compositions and those of other composers like Domenico Cimarosa and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He was a very prestigious musician in the royal court of John VI. His musical style was strongly influenced by the Austrian composers of that time, like Mozart and Haydn. Today, some 240 musical pieces written by Nunes Garcia survive, and at least 170 others are known to have been lost.

Most of his compositions are sacred pieces, but he wrote also some secular pieces, including the opera Le due gemelle and the Tempest Symphony. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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