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Ernesto Nazareth (Composer)

Born: 20th March 1863, Brazil

Died: 1st February 1934, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nationality: Brazilian

Ernesto Júlio de Nazareth was a Brazilian composer and pianist, especially noted for his creative Maxixe and Choro compositions. Influenced by a diverse set of rhythms like the polka, the habanera, and the lundu, he combined this elements with his classical formation to create compositions that he called “Brazilian tangos". These would be the precursors for what is known today as Choro.

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