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  1. Gaúcho_pc

Gonzaga is the first and most important woman composer and musician during Choro’s formative years. Her frequenting of Afro-Brazilian dance gatherings led her to incorporate lundu, umbigada and other related forms into her composing.

Gaúcho, (written 1895 as a Afro-Brazilian corta-jaca) is probably her most popular work. Consisting of only two main thematic sections (rather than the usual three), tonight’s arrangement is derived in part from Pixinguinha’s small orchestra arrangement.

© 2018 Richard Boukas