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Vinicius de Moraes (October 19, 1913 - July 9, 1980), born Marcus Vinícius da Cruz de Melo Morais in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a seminal figure in contemporary Brazilian music. As a poet, he wrote lyrics for a great number of songs that became all-time classics. He was also a composer, a playwright, a diplomat and, as an interpreter of his own songs, he left several important albums. October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Ipanema beach A NASA satellite image of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (meaning River of January in Portuguese) is the name of both a state and a city in southeastern Brazil. ...


Early life

From a musical family, de Moraes began writing poetry early in life. At the age of 14, he became friends with the brothers Paulo and Haroldo Tapajós, and with the latter composed "Loura ou Morena", his first song. In 1929, de Moraes enrolled in law school in Rio de Janeiro. Starting in 1932, he wrote lyrics for ten songs that were recorded by the Tapajós brothers. Upon completing his studies, he published his first two collections of poetry Caminho Para a Distância (1933) and Forma e Exegese. Later, he became a cinema censor for the health and education cabinet (1935) and wrote his third book Ariana, a Mulher (1936).-1... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Advanced studies and early career

Heading to England (1938) with an English government scholarship to study literature at Oxford University, he wrote Novos Poemas. At that time he was married by proxy. In 1941, amidst the winds of World War II, de Moraes returned to Rio and began to write film reviews and other pieces for newspapers and magazines. Two years later, he joined Brazil's diplomatic service and released his book Cinco Elegias. In 1946, he was sent to Los Angeles as vice-consul on his first diplomatic assignment, and released Poemas, Sonetos e Baladas. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... A scholarship is an award of access to an institution or a financial aid award for an individual (a scholar) for the purposes of furthering their education. ... Literature is literally acquaintance with letters as in the first sense given in the Oxford English Dictionary (from the Latin littera meaning an individual written character (letter)). The term has generally come to identify a collection of texts, mainly novels, drama and poetry. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths {{{notes}}} World War II, also known as the Second World War (sometimes WW2 or WWII or World War Two), was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ...

In 1950 de Moraes returned to Brazil due to his father's death. His first samba (composed along with musician Antônio Maria), was Quando Tu Passas por Mim, released in 1953, a year in which he moved to France as second secretary to Brazil's embassy. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Samba is one of the most famous of the various forms of music arising from African roots in Brazil. ... Antônio Maria (Antônio Maria de Araújo Morais) (1921-1964), sports commentator, poet, composer, pop music lyrics writer and chronicler, was born in Recife, Pernambuco. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ...

The next year he wrote lyrics for some of Cláudio Santoro's chamber music pieces, and also staged Orfeu da Conceição, (later translated to cinema as Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro, Marcel Camus, 1959)). The play won the IV São Paulo Centennial Contest in 1954. During production he was introduced to a relatively unknown pianist, Antonio Carlos Jobim, who was commissioned with writing the music for the play. Jobim composed the music for Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você, Um Nome de Mulher, and several other songs included in the production. Marcel Camus (April 21, 1912 - January 13, 1982) was a French film director. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Antonio Carlos Jobim (born Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim, January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York City), also called Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist and perhaps the greatest legend of bossa nova. ...

Following a return to his diplomatic duties in France and Uruguay, de Moraes released his books Livro de Sonetos and Novos Poemas II.

The early Bossa nova

In 1958, the singer Elizeth Cardoso released her album Canção do Amor Demais, marking the beginning of bossa nova. This record consists wholly of compositions by the duo "Jobim-de Moraes", or by one or the other of the two (Canção do Amor Demais, Luciana, Estrada Branca, Chega de Saudade, Outra Vez...). The recording also featured a relatively unknown João Gilberto on two tracks. With the release of this record, Vinicius' career in music (as well as that of many involved) was well under way. The songs of Jobim and de Moraes were recorded by numerous Brazilian singers and performers of that time. 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music invented in the late 1950s by a group of middle-class students and musicians living in the Copacabana and Ipanema beachside districts of Rio de Janeiro. ... João Gilberto (born João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira on June 10, 1931 in the town of Juazeiro, Bahia) is a Brazilian musician and considered one of the co-creators, with Tom Jobim, of bossa nova. ...

Cinema recognition and collaborations

Meanwhile, Black Orpheus won an Academy Award for best foreign film in 1960, and also was awarded with the Palme d'Or in the Cannes International Film Festival, and the 1960 British Academy Award. Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) is a 1959 Brazilian film by French director Marcel Camus. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Palais des Festivals (2000) The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival international du film de Cannes or simply le Festival de Cannes) is the worlds most prestigious film festival, first held from September 20 to October 5, 1946 in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ...

His songs Para uma Menina com uma Flor and Samba da Bênção (music by Baden Powell) were included on the soundtrack of A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et une Femme, Claude Lelouch, 1966), a another Cannes film festival winner. For the founder of the world scouting movment, see Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell Baden Powell de Aquino (August 6, 1937 - September 26, 2000) widely known simply as Baden Powell, was a Brazilian bossa nova guitarist. ... Claude Lelouch (born October 30, 1937) is a French film director, writer and producer. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ...

Later Life

In the '60s and '70s, de Moraes continued collaborating with many renowned Brazilian singers and musicians, particularly Toquinho, de Moraes' most frequent partner and closest friend. With Toquinho he released a series of very popular and influential albums. Toquinho is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. ... Toquinho is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. ...

Hundreds of international performers have recorded more than 400 of de Moraes' songs.

Vinícius de Moraes died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 9, 1980 at the age of 66. He is buried in Rio's São João Batista Cemetery.

His most popular songs

  • A arca de Noé
  • A felicidade
  • A flor da noite
  • A porta
  • A tonga da mironga do kabuletê
  • Água de beber
  • Algum lugar
  • Amigos meus
  • Amor em paz
  • Arrastão
  • Ausência
  • Berimbau
  • Bom dia, amigo
  • Bom dia, tristeza
  • Broto triste
  • Caminho de pedra
  • Canção da canção que nasceu
  • Canção da noite
  • Canção do amanhecer
  • Canção do amor e paz
  • Canção do amor ausente
  • Canção do amor demais
  • Canto de Ossanha
  • Canto de Oxum
  • Canto de Xangô
  • Canto triste
  • Carta ao Tom 74
  • Chega de Saudade
  • Chora coração
  • Chorando pra Pixinguinha
  • Coisa mais linda
  • Como dizia o poeta
  • Consolação
  • Cotidiano nº 2
  • Deixa
  • Ela é carioca
  • Estrada branca
  • Eu não tenho nada a ver com isso
  • Eu sei que vou te amar
  • Formosa
  • Garota de Ipanema
  • Insensatez
  • Janelas abertas
  • Labareda
  • Lamento
  • Lamento de um homem só
  • Lamento no morro
  • Lembre-se
  • Loura ou morena
  • Luciana
  • Maria
  • Mais um adeus
  • Medo de amar
  • Menina das duas tranças
  • Menininha
  • Meu pai Oxalá
  • Minha namorada
  • Modinha
  • Morena flor
  • Mulher carioca
  • Mulher, sempre mulher
  • O astronauta
  • O bem-amado
  • O filho que eu quero ter
  • O grande amor
  • O morro não tem vez
  • O nosso amor
  • O pato
  • O poeta aprendiz
  • O tempo da flor
  • Onde anda você
  • Outra vez
  • O velho e a flor
  • Minha namorada
  • Pobre menina rica
  • Por toda a minha vida
  • Pra que chorar
  • Pra viver um grande amor
  • Primavera
  • Rancho das namoradas
  • Regra três
  • Rosa dos Ventos
  • Sabe você
  • Samba da Benção
  • Samba da rosa
  • Samba da volta
  • Samba do avião
  • Samba do carioca
  • Samba do Pouso
  • São demais os perigos desta vida
  • Se o amor pudesse
  • Se todos fossem iguais a você
  • Sei lá (A vida tem sempre razão)
  • Se você disser que sim
  • Sem você
  • Serenata do adeus
  • Só danço samba
  • Só por amor
  • Tarde em Itapoã
  • Tatamirô
  • Teleco-teco
  • Tem dó
  • Um nome de mulher
  • Uma rosa em minha mão
  • Valsa do bordel
  • Valsa de Eurídice
  • Valsa para uma menininha
  • Valsinha

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Classical performers

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External links

  • Official site Vinicius de Moraes (in Portuguese)

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