Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Silva, Francisco Manuel de

(1795-1865), Brazilian composer, He sang in the choir of the royal chapel in Rio de Janeiro, played cell in the orchestra. In 1833 he founded the Sociedade beneficencia musical and in 1847 founded the conservatory in Rio de Janeiro. His work 'Hino 7 de April' was adopted as the Brazilian national anthem.

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