Conducted by Christian Vásquez, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Galicia Symphony Orchestra) performs Brazilian musician and composer Zequinha de Abreu’s best-known work, Tico Tico. Recorded at the Opera Palace of A Coruña on June 30, 2014. Published by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia channel.

The Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia performs Tico Tico.

Zequinha de Abreu’s Tico-Tico

José Gomes de Abreu, better known as Zequinha de Abreu (September 19, 1880 – January 22, 1935) was a Brazilian musician and composer.

Abreu was born in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro. He is best known for the famous choro tune “Tico-Tico no Fubá” (1917), which is commonly referred to simply as “Tico-Tico.” The piece is a choro, a Brazilian genre of music that combines elements of European classical music, African rhythms, and Brazilian folk music.

“Tico-Tico” was first recorded in 1931 and quickly became a popular hit in Brazil and around the world. The catchy melody and lively rhythm have made it a staple of Latin American music and have been covered by many musicians in a variety of styles, from jazz to classical.

Zequinha de Abreu was born in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, a small town in the state of São Paulo. He began studying music at a young age and eventually became a conductor and composer, writing many pieces in the choro style. In addition to “Tico-Tico,” some of his other well-known compositions include “Branca,” “Tardes em Lindóia,” and “Tico-Tico no Farelo.”

Zequinha de Abreu passed away in 1935 at the age of 55, but his music continues to be loved and celebrated in Brazil and beyond.

Zequinha de Abreu
Zequinha de Abreu
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