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António Pinho Vargas
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Nome completo António Manuel Faria Pinho Vargas da Silva
Nascimento 15 de agosto de 1951 (68 anos)
Origem Vila Nova de Gaia
País Portugal Portugal
Gênero(s) música contemporânea, jazz
Instrumento(s) piano
Período em atividade músico, ensaista, compositor de jazz
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António Manuel Faria Pinho Vargas Silva (Vila Nova de Gaia, 15 de agosto de 1951) é um músico e compositor português.

BiografiaEditar

Licenciou-se em História, pela Faculdade de Letras do Porto, e terminou o Curso Superior de Piano do Conservatório da mesma cidade. Posteriormente obteve o mestrado em Composição, pelo Conservatório de Música de Roterdão, onde foi bolseiro da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Em 2010 doutorou-se em Sociologia da Cultura, na Universidade de Coimbra, com uma tese intitulada Música e Poder: para uma sociologia da ausência da música portuguesa no contexto europeu. Foi professor na Escola Superior de Educação do Porto, entre 1990 e 1992, e na Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, a partir de 1991. Desempenhou funções de assessor na Fundação de Serralves, entre 1994 e 2000, e no Centro Cultural de Belém, entre 1996 e 1998.[1] Destacou-se como compositor clássico, sendo autor de quatro óperas e várias dezenas de obras, incluindo as gravadas pelo Arditti String Quartet, o Galliard Ensemble, o escocês Royal Academy Brass, a Northern Sinfonia, entre outros. No mundo do jazz tem onze álbuns editados, sendo o primeiro, Outros Lugares, de 1983. Foi condecorado com a comenda da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique, em 1995. Em 2012 recebeu o Prémio José Afonso pelo disco Solo II, e o Prémio Universidade de Coimbra pela sua "contribuição para a música contemporânea".

Referências

ÁlbunsEditar

Ano Título
1983 Outros Lugares (EMI-VC)
1985 Cores e Aromas (EMI)
1987 As Folhas Novas Mudam de Cor (EMI)
1989 Os Jogos do Mundo (EMI)
1991 Selos e Borboletas (EMI)
1995 Monodia (EMI Classics)
1996 A Luz e a Escuridão (EMI)
1998 As Mãos (EMI)
2001 Versos (Strauss, reed. Naxos )
2003 Os Dias Levantados (EMI reed Naxos)
2008 Graffiti, Six Portraits of Pain, Acting Out
2008 Solo (DFIE)
2009 Solo II (DFIE)
2010 Improvisações (solo) (althum.com)
2014 Requiem / Judas (Naxos)
2016 Os Dias Levantados / reed dig. Naxos
2016 Verses and Nocturnes / reed. dig. Naxos
2017 Monodia (reed. dig Warner)
2017 Magnificat / De Profundis (Warner)
2017 Concerto para Violino (mpmp)
2018 Six Portraits of Pain (OML- INCM)

Lista de ObrasEditar

Works for EnsembleEditar


  • SIX PORTRAITS OF PAIN (2005)
for Violoncello and Large Ensemble
alto fl, ob, cl, bcl, fg, tp, cor, tbn, 3 perc., pf, Cello Solo,
6 vln, 2 vla, 2 vlc, 2 cb;
Duration: 27'
Commissioned by: Casa da Música / Porto 2001
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com
First Performance: Anssi Karttunen (violoncello) and Remix Ensemble, dir: Frank Ollu, Porto, 2005
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  • MACHINES FICTIVES (pour Pierrot le fou) (2003)
for Ensemble
fl; ob; cl; bcl, fg; 2 perc; pf; vl I; vl II; vla; vlc; cb;
Duration: 12'
Commissioned by: Fundação Oriente
First Performance: OchestrUtópica, dir. Yu- Feng, Lisboa, 2003
  • TRÊS VERSOS DE CAEIRO (1997)
for 12 instruments
fl; ob; cl, cor; fg;; pf; perc; vln I ; vl II; vla; vlc; cb
Duration: 10'
Commissioned by: Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian
First Performance: Ensemble Nuova Sincronia, dir. Renato Rivolta, Lisboa and Milano, 1997
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  • TRÊS QUADROS PARA ALMADA (1994)
for 10 instruments
fl, cl1, cl/clb, fg/cfg, tp, cr, tbn, pf, vln, vlc,
Duration: 17'
Commissioned by: Professional School of Music - Almada
First Performance: Soloists from Orq. Sinfónica Portuguesa, Lisboa
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  • ESTUDO/FIGURA (1990)
for 10 instruments
fl; cl; c.i.clb; vib/mar; cel/pf vln I vla; vlc; cb
Duration: 12'
First Performance: Performance: Ensemble RC, dir. Arie Van Beck, Amsterdam

Works for Choir and Orchestra and Orchestral MusicEditar


  • SINFONIA (SUBJETIVA) (2019) for orchestra
(3.2.1.4 .2) - (4.2.2.1)- 4 perc, hp.- (8.6.4.4.2)
Duration: 24'
Comissioned by: Centro Cultural de Belém
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com
First Performance: Orq. Metropolitana de Lisboa, dir. Pedro Amaral ,
March 2019
Grande Auditório do CC
  • MEMORIAL (2018) for large orchestra
(3.2.1.4.2- 4.2.3.- 5 perc, .pno.- strings a large number))
Duration: 22'
Comissioned by: Fundação Saramago
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com
First Performance: Orq. Metropolitana de Lisboa, dir. Jonas Abert,
April 2009
Grande Auditório do Culturgest
  • CONCERTO PARA VIOLA (2016) for Viola and Orchestra
(3.2.1.4.2- 4.2.3.- 2 perc. - strings medium number))
Duration: 22'
Comissioned by: Diemut Poppen and Goethe Institut
Published by: https://www.hofmeister-musikverlag.com/authors.html
First Performance: Orq. Gulbenkian, Jan Wierzba
September 2016
Ruínas do Igreja do Carmo, Lisboa
CONCERTO PARA VIOLINO (2016) for Violin and Orchestra
(2.2.2.1.2 - 4-0.0.1.- 2 perc, Strings medium number)
Duration: 26'
Comissioned by: Centro Cultural de Belém
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com
First Performance: Orq. Metropolitana de Lisboa, dir. Garry Walker
Feb, 2016
Grande Auditório do CCB
DE PROFUNDIS (2013) for Choir a capella
Duration: 12'
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com
First Performance: Gulbenkian Choir, dir. Paulo Lourenço ,
October 2018
Igreja de São Roque.
MAGNIFICAT (2013)
for Choir and Orchestra
(large instrumentation when possible)
Duration: 12'
Comissioned by: Culturgest
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com
First Performance: Gulbenkian Choir, Orq. Metropolitana de Lisboa, dir. Cesário Costa ,
October 2013
Grande Auditório da Culturgest
REQUIEM (2012 for Large Choir and Symphony Orchestra (a 3)
Duration: 12'
Comissioned by: Fundação Gulbenkian
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com
First Performance: Orq. Metropolitana de Lisboa, dir. Michael Zilm
Nov 2012
Grande Auditório da Fundação Gulbenkian
  • AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK (2009)
for small orchestra
(Strings 3 vlns 2 vlas, 3 vlc, 1cb e harpschord)
Duration: 12'
Comissioned by: Centro Cultural de Belém
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com
First Performance: Orq. Metropolitana de Lisboa, dir. Michael Zilm
April 2009
Grande Auditório do CCB
UM DISCURSO DE THOMAS BERHARD (2007)
for speaker and orchestra
(2.2.2.2- 2.2.2.-1 perc, .hp.-6.6.4.4.2)
Duration: 12'
Comissioned by: Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com
First Performance: Orq. Sinfónica Portuguesa, dir. Michael Zilm ,
December 2007
Pequeno Auditório do CCB
  • GRAFFITI [just forms] (2006)
for large orchestra
(3.3.3.1.3.1- 6.3.3.1-5 perc. pf.hp.-16.14.12.10.8)
Duration: 25'
Commissioned by: Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com/store/work/8/
First Performance: Orq. Sinfónica Portuguesa, dir. Lothar Konigs, Março
2006, Grande Auditório do CCB
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for orchestra and percussion obligato
(2.2.2.2. - 0.2.0.2. -1perc) (10.8.6.5.4)
Duration: 8'
Commissioned by: Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos
First Performance: Orq. Sinfónica Portuguesa dir. Donato Renzentti, Lisboa, 2004
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  • DUAS PEÇAS (1992-2000) - 1. Mechanical String Toys. 2. Nocturno-Diurno
for string orchestra
(8.6.6.6.5)
Duration: 15'
Published by: mic
First Performance: Orq. Nacional do Porto, dir. Cesário Costa, V.N. Gaia
  • A IMPACIÊNCIA DE MAHLER (1999)
for orchestra
(2.2.2.2 - 4.2.0.0. 1 perc); (14.12.10.6.5)
Duration: 20'
Commissioned by: Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian
Published by: Fermata
First Performance: Orq. Gulbenkian, dir. Michael Zilm, Lisboa, 2001
for piano, percussion and orchestra
(2. 2. 2. 1. 2 - 2. 2. 2. 2. 1. 2 perc); strings A (6.6.4.4.3); strings B (6.6.4.4.3)
Duration: 19 '
Commissioned by: Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
Published by: http://www.mic.pt/
First Performance: Orq. Sinfónica Portuguesa, dir. António Saiote.
Piano: Miguel Henriques, Percussion: Elizabeth Davies, Lisboa, 1998
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  • GEOMETRAL (1988 - 2000) (withdraw-retirado)
for Orchestra (27 instruments)
Duration: 20'
Commissioned by: Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian
Published by: Donemus
First Performance: Orq. Gulbenkian, dir. Michel Tabachnik, Lisboa, 1989


Música de Câmara / Chamber MusicEditar


  • LES OCTAVES, Sonata para 2 Pianos e Percussão (2013)
for 2 pianos and 2 percussionists
Duration: 14'
Commissioned by: Drumming
First Performance: Drumming, dir. Miguel Bernat, 2013
  • QUARTETO DE CORDAS nº 3 (2009)
  • for String Quartet
  • Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos
  • Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa


  • DOIS VIOLINOS PARA CARLOS PAREDES (2003)
for 2 violins
Duration: 6'
Commissioned by: Movimentos Perpétuos
First Performance: Aníbal Lima e Pedro Pacheco, Lisboa, 2003
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  • STEP BY STEP, WOLFS! (2002)
for 6 percussionists
Duration: 6'
Commissioned by: Drumming
First Performance: Drumming, dir. Miguel Bernat, 2002
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for 2 pianos
Duration: 15'
Commissioned by:
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com/store/work/8/
First Performance: Miguel Henriques, Ana Valente, Lisboa, 2001
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  • TWO FAMILY DISCUSSIONS (2001)
for 2 trumpets
Duration: 6'
Commissioned by: International Music Festival of Mafra
Published by: Instituto Camões, 2003
First Performance: John Wallace, John Miller, Mafra, 2001
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  • QUATRO OU CINCO MOVIMENTOS FUGIDIOS DA ÁGUA (2001)
for clarinet trio (cl, vlc, pno)
Duration: 15'
Commissioned by: Festival Internacional de Música da Póvoa de Varzim
Published by: Quantitas, 2003; https://web.archive.org/web/20100620233406/http://www.eduardopatriarca.com/page10.htm
First Performance: Cl: António Saiote, Vlc: Jed Barahal, Pf: António Rosado, Póvoa de Varzim, 2001
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  • SETE CANÇÕES DE ALBANO MARTINS (2000)
for barítone and piano
Duration: 18'
Commissioned by:
Published by: Fermata
First Performance: Paulo Ferreira, Jaime Mota, Porto, 2000
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  • ESTUDOS E INTERLÚDIOS (2000)
for 6 percussionists
Duration: 25'
Commissioned by:
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com/store/work/8/
First Performance: Drumming, dir. Miguel Bernat, Lisboa, 2000
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  • TERCEIRO VERSO DE CAEIRO (1997)
for 4 instruments
Duration: 10'
Commissioned by: "Sven for Parlor"
First Performance: "Sven for Parlor", Athens, 1997
  • NOVE CANÇÕES DE ANTÓNIO RAMOS ROSA (1995)
for voice e piano
Duration: 25'
Commissioned by: Encontros Primavera de Guimarães
Published by: Fermata
First Performance: Rui Taveira, Jaime Mota, Guimarães, 1995
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  • NOCTURNO/DIURNO (1994)
for string sextet
Duration: 8'
Commissioned by: Câmara Municipal do Porto
First Performance: Sextuor L'Artois de Lille, Porto, 1994
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  • MONODIA - quasi un requiem (1993)
for string quartet
Duration: 15'
Commissioned by: Câmara Municipal do Porto para as Jornadas de Arte Contemporânea de 1993
Published by: http://www.mic.pt/
First Performance: Ensemble MusikFabrik, Porto, 1993
| critic | record 1 | record 2 |
  • MECHANICAL STRING TOYS (1992)
for string orchestra
(8,6,6,4,3)
Duration: 6'
Commissioned by: Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa
Published by: http://www.mic.pt/
First Performance: Orq. Metropolitana de Lisboa,
dir. Miguel Graça Moura, Lisboa, 1992
  • POETICA DELL ESTINZIONE (secondo mikhal serguieievitch) (1990)
for flute and string quartet
Duration: 6'
Commissioned by: Oficina Musical
First Performance: Oficina Musical,
dir. Álvaro Salazar, Porto, 1990
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for saxophone quartet
alto/soprano; alto; tenor; baritone
Duration: 8'
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com/store/work/201/
First Performance: Quarteto de Saxofones de Lisboa, Lisboa, 1989

Ópera, OratóriaEditar

  • JUDAS (secundum Lucam, Joannem, Matthaeum et Marcum) (2002)
for Choir and Orchestra
Large Choir; (2.2.2.2.4.2.2.0. 1 perc); (12.10.8.8.6)
Duration: 30'
Commissioned by: Festival de Música Sacra de Viana do Castelo
Published by: http://www.editions-ava.com/store/work/319/
First Performance: Choir and Orq. Gulbenkian
dir. Fernando Eldoro, 2002
  • A LITTLE MADNESS IN THE SPRING (2006) (withdrawn for rev.)
chamber opera
3 singers; fl; ob; cl; Bcl; fg; tp; hn; tbn; 2 perc; harp; pf; vl I; vl II; vla; vln; cb;
Electronics by Carlos Caires and Antonio Pinho Vargas
Libreto: Paulo Tunhas
Duration: 32'
Commissioned by: Casa da Música
First Performance: Eduarda Melo, Matthew Bean, Ivan Ludlow
Remix Ensemble, dir. Franck Ollu, Lisboa, 1996
| critic | (withdrawn for rev.)
  • OS DIAS LEVANTADOS (1998)
opera
8 singers; Large Choir; (2.2.3.2 - 2.0.2.2 - 3 perc) ; Strings
Libretto: Manuel Gusmão
Duration: 105'
Commissioned by: Expo'98
First Performance: Orq. Sinfónica Portuguesa, Choir from Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos,
dir. João Paulo Santos, Lisboa, 1998
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  • ÉDIPO - Tragédia de Saber (1996)
opera
4 singers; 32 choir; fl;fg; cl; ob; tp; tbn; 2 perc pf; vl I; vl II; vla; vln; cb;
Libretto: Pedro Paixão
Duration: 64'
Commissioned by: Culturgest
First Performance: Soilists from Orq. Sinfónica Portuguesa, Choir from Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos,
dir. João Paulo Santos, Lisboa, 1996
  • ANCESTRAL E MUDO (1994)
choir a capella (withdrawn for rev.)
for 4 mixed choir
Duration: 5'
Commissioned by: Coro de Câmara de Lisboa
First Performance: Coro de Câmara de Lisboa,
dir. Teresita Gutierrez Marques, Lisboa, 1994
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SoloEditar

  • Políticas da Amizade (2010)
for vibrafone
Duration: 14'
Published by: manuscrito
First Performance: Miquel Bernat, Espinho, 2010
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for harpsichord
Duration: 14'
Commissioned by: International Music Festival of Mafra
Published by: Instituto Camões, 2003
First Performance: Ana Mafalda Castro, Mafra, 2002
| critic |
for piano
Duration: 26'
Commissioned by: International Music Festival of Coimbra
Published by: Partituras PortugalSom; www.dgartes.pt
First Performance: Miguel Henriques, Coimbra, 2001
| critic |
for guitar
Duration: 3'
Commissioned by: Cecilia Colien Honneger
Published by: Cecilia Colien Honneger Album; http://www.editions-ava.com/store/category/88/
First Performance: Gabriel Estrahellas, Madrid, 1996
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for piano
Duration: 9'
Commissioned by: Secretaria de Estado da Cultura
Published by: Musicoteca, 1994; Portuguese Music Information Centre
http://www.mic.pt/
First Performance: Paul Prenen, Amsterdam, 1990
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  • TRÊS FRAGMENTOS (1987)
for clarinet solo
Duration: 5'
Commissioned by:
Published by: Oficina Musical, 1995 / 2ª Edition Ava Musical Editions (2019)
First Performance: António Saiote, Lisboa, 1987
| record |
for flute solo
Duration: 4'
Commissioned by: Calouste Gulbenkian School of Braga
Published by:
First Performance: Olavo Tengner, Jorge Salgado, Braga, 1983
(withdrawn for rev.)

Música para FilmesEditar

  • TEMPOS DIFÍCEIS (1988)
by João Botelho
  • AQUI NA TERRA (1993)
by João Botelho
  • CINCO DIAS, CINCO NOITES (1996)
by José Fonseca e Costa
  • QUEM ÉS TU ? (2001)
by João Botelho
by José Fonseca e Costa

Outros DiscosEditar

  • "Movimentos do subsolo - Quarteto de Cordas n.º 2 in Festival Internacional de Música da Póvoa de Varzim - Quarteto Verazin
  • "Três Fragmentos" Nuno Pinto - Clarinete Solo
  • Três Fragmentos in LIGHT–DISTANCE, Portuguese Wind Quintets, (2003, Deux-Elles; ref.: DXL 1084)
  • Two Family Discussions in Royal Scottish Academy Brass, in JAZZI METAL (2003, Deux-Elles; ref.: DXL 1087)
  • ‘Dois Violinos para Carlos Paredes’ in MOVIMENTOS PERPÉTUOS – MÚSICA PARA CARLOS PAREDES (2003, UNIVERSAL; polydor 9865391)
  • Quatro ou Cinco Movimentos Fugidios da Água’ inFESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE MÚSICA DA PÓVOA DE VARZIM (2003, NUMÉRICA; 1108)
  • Mirrors’ in Madalena Soveral MÚSICA PORTUGUESA PARA PIANO – Anos 90 (2001, NUMÉRICA; 1097)
  • Monodia quasi un requiem’ in Arditti String Quartet (2001, ETCETERA; KTC 1242)

Ligações externasEditar