.:: Segunda Cantata do Natal, de Fernando Lopes-Graça
Sobre cantos tradicionais portugueses da Natividade
07 December 2011
Related to the Christmas season and being music a constant element on Christmas celebrations, we have chosen as piece of the month a record by Fernando Lopes-Graça with a set of illustrative themes from the tradicional Portuguese music.
Anunciando Santa Cecília
14 November 2011
In the month of celebration of Saint Cecilia's day (22nd November), patron saint of musicians, we make a reference to Irmandade Lisboeta with the same name, since its foundation in 1603 and existence until 1834. The Irmandade regulated the music activity in Lisbon, concentrating in its ranks, along the 19th century, many musicians from brass and military bands, particularly performers of wind instruments such as the tuba.
The Music Museum remembers this month the Portuguese lyric singer, Luísa Todi (1753-1833). In a period that marks her death 178 years ago, we couldn't forget this date and we have chosen as piece of the month a portrait made by Elisabeth-Luise Vigée-Le Brun, which was painted in one of the singer's stays in Paris.
September has just arrived and with it a new Piece of the Month, an iniciative in which we make public the richness and diversity of the Museum's collections.
To celebrate the International Day of Press (24th September) we have chosen this month the typewriter whose model was developed by the American composer Cecil Effinger (1914-1990) and later produced by Music Print Corporation.
Um instrumento da Amazónia no mês em que se assinala o Dia Internacional das Populações Indígenas
02 August 2011
Dia 9 de Agosto a ONU assinala o dia Internacional das Populações Indígenas. Não deixando passar a data em branco, o Museu da Música escolheu como Peça do Mês de Agosto um instrumento amazónico. Além de assinalarmos esta data, ao escolher um instrumento festivo, honramos simultaneamente o Verão e as festas na praia.
During this festival season, we remember this month the piano Rhodes, an instrument that left a mark in the 20th century's music and which will certainly be present at any summer festival, at least at the British group Portishead's concert.
Being June the month in which we celebrate the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities, we celebrate this occasion with a Requiem Mass op. 23 dedicated to camões, composition by João Domingos Bomtempo (1775-1842) here in a record in 1980 made by the Choir and Symphony Orchestra of Radio Berlin (RDA).
Among the field of initiatives that we develop to the celebration of the International Day of Museums 2011 this year with the theme ''Museum and memory: the objects tell your story'', we have chosen as piece of the month the Photo album with Music Box.