The piece entitled Valse, from 1819, seems in manuscript quantity 7703 of the Nationwide Library of France, in Paris. In it, there are items for piano by the Austrian composer Sigismund Neukomm, written in Rio de Janeiro, and autographed by him. Neukomm was the one musician to affix the French Creative Mission in Brazil, the place he wrote 70 works.
D. Pedro’s grasp of music between 1816 and 1821, Neukomm’s catalog mentions that he created preparations for orchestra primarily based on “six waltzes by D. Pedro”.
To at the present time, these compositions haven’t been positioned, nor have Neukomm’s preparations. Nevertheless, among the many 25 items of the manuscript quantity that’s within the Nationwide Library of France, the Waltz is the one one that doesn’t bear Neukomm’s signature and that was not talked about in its catalogue, which factors to the likelihood that it’s a one of many items by Dom Pedro I, not but discovered, based on musician Rosana Lanzelotte.
Moreover, the compositional components of Valse are clearly totally different from these attribute of the Austrian musician and, in flip, may be evaluated as near different items by the then prince.
“The one solution to show it could be if we discovered Dom Pedro’s manuscript, which has already been sought. I have been in touch with a number of musicologists who agree that stylistically this waltz is nearer to Dom Pedro’s compositional language than Neukomm’s”, stated Rosana.
If confirmed, the invention might signify a historic occasion for Brazilian music, based on Rosana, who’s finalizing a e-book about Dom Pedro composer that ought to be launched within the second half of the yr.
Dom Pedro signed the Anthem of Independence, the Constitutional Anthem which was the Portuguese anthem between 1834 and 1910, and sacred works preserved within the archives of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio, however not a waltz.
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