Monthly Archives: October 2011

New Chiquinha Gonzaga archive


I’ve had several emails from people thanking me for passing on the link to the Ernesto Nazareth site, which includes a complete archive of Ernesto Nazareth’s compositions, the painstaking and exquisitely presented labour of love of Alexandre Dias (see previous post about this) who has edited and re-typeset every single one of  them.

Alexandre and his team have  now done the same at for the music of Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847-1935), the Brazilian composer, and I predict a communal round of applause from all us ballet pianists around the world who will find in this site a wonderful source of new, great music for class.

Alexandre, we salute you!