As alegres canções do norte

Lisboa: Livraria Viuva Tavares Cardoso, 1905. First edition. 8vo, 287 pp, printed wraps. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and musical notation. Text in Portuguese.

The first edition of Pimentel's sequel to A Triste Canção do Sul: subsidios para a historia do fado, published the year prior, which had been the second book published on Fado. In the present work, Pimentel turns his eye to the folk musics of Northern Portugal, romanticizing them as a rural art form distinct from the music of the urban areas and the South, which he associated with Fado. For a discussion of some of the ideological underpinnings inherent in this work, and the influence of the theories of Basílo Teles on Pimentel's work , see João Silva's Entertaining Lisbon, pp. 177-81.

An essential work to understand the early conceptions of the history of Fado and other Portuguese musical forms.

Wraps creased, and darkened at the spine, with some loss to the paper covering the spine, though the title is still legible. An uncut example. Small bookseller's ticket pasted inside front cover. Very good. Item #25374

Price: $300.00

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