In a month which celebrates the 250 years of Marcos Portugal's birthday (1762-1830) the Museum of Music remembers the great composer showing his most famous portrait.
Carnival in two documents
06 February 2012
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.
.:: Segunda Cantata do Natal, de Fernando Lopes-Graça
Sobre cantos tradicionais portugueses da Natividade
07 December 2011
Related to the Christmas season and being music a constant element on Christmas celebrations, we have chosen as piece of the month a record by Fernando Lopes-Graça with a set of illustrative themes from the tradicional Portuguese music.
Anunciando Santa Cecília
14 November 2011
In the month of celebration of Saint Cecilia's day (22nd November), patron saint of musicians, we make a reference to Irmandade Lisboeta with the same name, since its foundation in 1603 and existence until 1834. The Irmandade regulated the music activity in Lisbon, concentrating in its ranks, along the 19th century, many musicians from brass and military bands, particularly performers of wind instruments such as the tuba.