António Chagas Rosa (1960 - )

António Chagas Rosa (1960) was born in Lisbon, where he studied Piano and History. From 1984 and 1996, he lived in the Netherlands, where he made advanced studies in Contemporary Piano and Chamber Music Repertoire (Amsterdam) and in Composition (Rotterdam). He worked as a pianist and assistant conductor at the Dutch Opera House (Het Muziekthater) and taught for six years at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam. From 1996 on, he teaches Chamber Music at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal, where he obtained his PhD in 2006 upon a research on the relationship between rhythm and semantics in Schoenberg’s op. 15, Das Buch der hängende Gärten.

 

His composition output includes many song cycles, chamber music for large and small ensembles, various symphonic works, a concerto for piano and orchestra and two chamber operas. In 1994, his song cycle “Songs of the Beginning” (1992) was awarded a prize by the Dutch Composers Society. Some of his works were performed by Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Wiener Collage, the Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon), and others. He received commissions from the Portuguese Opera House (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos), the International Music Festival of Macau, the Jeunesses Festival of Vienna, the Nederlands Kamerkoor (Amsterdam), Ensemble Musicatreize (Marseille), Casa da Música (Porto), the chamber choir Les Éléments (Toulouse) and many others. His second opera “Melodias Estranhas”, upon a libretto by the Dutch writer Gerrit Komrij, was commissioned by the cities of Oporto and Rotterdam for the 2001 edition of the "Cultural Capitals of Europe" and was premiered at the Rotterdams Stadsschouwburg in December 2001. In 2007, the Ensemble Musicatreize won a Victoire de la Musique (Radio France, Paris) for recordings that include António Chagas Rosa’s musical tale Les Sorcières, his first monographic CD (Actes-Sud, France).

 

 

In 2010, a second monographic CD was published by Portugaler (“Pas-de-Deux”, Lisbon, Portugal) with a selection of works written between 1998 and 2008. His most recent CD (“Mares”, MPMP, Lisbon, Portugal) was released in 2016 and contains his complete works for percussion.  

This composer has 5 works on AvA:

Angkor

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22.00 €

Piano Sonata

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22.00 €

Quatro Fantasmas

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15.00 €

The mouth

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11.00 €

What the afternoon and the mountain said

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11.00 €