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NOGUEIRA, Ilza. Lindembergue Cardoso: aspects of a pluralistic musical work. Per musi [online]. 2012, n.25, pp.7-26. ISSN 1517-7599.

In the present article, written just after completing Brazilian composer Lindembergue Cardoso's catalogue of musical works, the author intends to present the composer's archive of musical documents, as well as to discuss characteristic aspects of his musical work. The archive consists of 189 complete and 43 unfinished or incomplete documents. Considering that the composer's career developed over 25 years (1965-1989), we must admit that the volume of his legacy is expressive. There are 110 works with opus numbers and other pieces without opus number, among which we find arrangements, incidental music, a few transcriptions and orchestrations. Regarding characteristic aspects of his work, the most significant ones are: intimacy with Brazilian folk and popular music; religiosity; timbral creativity; eclectic aesthetics, resulting from the interaction between tradition and innovative procedures; a heterodox attitude in the use of traditional musical systems; valorization of scenic expression in musical conception; openness towards the interpreter's creativity; commitment to student and amateur ensembles.

Keywords : Brazilian Music; Lindembergue Cardoso; School of Music of the Federal University of Bahia; Composer's Group of Bahia.

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