(b Tiété, São Paulo, 1907; d São Paulo, 1993). Brazilian composer and conductor. Went to Paris 1938, studying comp. and orch. with Koechlin. Returned to São Paulo, becoming cond. of Phil. Soc. and prof. at Cons. Colourful mus. using Brazilian folk mus. at times. Comps. incl. 2 operas; 4 syms. (1944–63); Dansa Brasileira for orch.; Brasiliana, suite for orch.; 5 pf. concs. (1936–70); 2 vn. concs. (1940, 1953); 3 str. qts. (1932–62); 5 vn. sonatas (1930–62); pf. pieces; songs.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.