We have chosen as piece of the month of January 2013 the Brazilian instrument, Berimbau, marking the ''Year of Portugal in Brazil and Brazil in Portugal''(From September 2012 to June 2013). The choice of Berimbau meets the programme in Portugal, with an exhibition of different musical styles which represent the Brazilian reality.
Marking Antonio Stradivari's death (Cremona, 18th December of 1737) possibly the best renowned musical builders, we have selected as piece of the month of December 2012 a model made by him - the violoncello ''King of Portugal'' (previously knowned as ''Violoncello Chevillard'') the only instrument with the builder's signature in Portugal.
In order to mark the Day of Saint Cecilia knowed as Patron Saint of Musicians since the end of the 15th century, we have selected as piece of the month an harp, one of the musical instruments related to the Saint.
In the month in which it marks 105 years of Alfredo Keil's death as well as the 102th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic in Portugal, we have chosen three pieces related to ''A Portuguesa'' composed by Keil (music) and Henrique Lopes de Mendonça (poem).
Player Piano's Rolls <<Peer Gynt Op. 46>> by E. Grieg
Peça do Mês - Setembro 2012
14 September 2012
In a month which marks the 105 years of Edvard Grieg's death, we remember an important personality in the music world's history, giving a special highlight to the two rolls of the player piano with one of his most famous compositions, Peer Gynt.
João Domingos Bontempo's Portrait
Peça do Mês - Agosto 2012
09 August 2012
In a month which marks the 170 years of João Domingos Bomptempo's death, we remember a very important figure in the Portuguese music history giving a special highlight to his portrait.
.:: Piano Boisselot et Fils
Peça do Mês - Julho 2012
23 July 2012
In a month which marks the anniversary of Franz Liszt's death and simultaneously celebrates the 18 years of the Museum's existence, we remember one of the most iconic pieces from the collection, the piano which Franz Liszt brought to Portugal and which documents the visit of this renowned composer to Lisbon in 1845.
Peça do Mês - Junho 2012
12 June 2012
In a month which marks the 104th anniversary of Margot Dias' birthday, we have selected as Piece of The Month two musical instruments from Moçambique, an object of study from this ethnomusicologist.
.:: «Mudam-se os tempos, mudam-se as vontades» / «Ser solidário»
Peça do Mês - Maio 2012
16 May 2012
José Mário Branco is an important name to the Portuguese music and celebrates in May 2012 his 70th birthday. To mark this occasion, we remember not one, but two of the most important albuns from his discography, making urgent the memory of a musical work and fight of a Portuguese troubadour.
In the month of the Carnival, we have chosen as pieces of the month a panflet and a journal from the Museum's collection which documents this celebration at ''Sociedade Lisboeta'' in 1928 and 1960.
.:: Órgão Portativo
05 January 2012
Still maintaining a strong Christmas spirit, we have chosen as piece of the month for January 2012 a portable organ in which it stands out an angel holding a wind instrument. Built by the forger Leopoldo Franciolini by the end of the 19th century, this instrument belonged to Alfredo Keil.