Monday, 30 January 2012

Constança Capdeville - 20 years ago.. a sad day for music / vinte anos de saudades. A falta, que faz a muitos de nós e à sua querida ARTE (musical)

Constança Capdeville (* March 16, 1937 + February 4, 1992)
A falta, que faz a muitos de nós, e à sua querida ARTE
- ainda hoje se sente a sua influência no nosso panorama musical.

Uma pessoa de rara beleza, e que tivemos, eu e outros, o enorme privilégio de conhecer.

Em alturas em que tanto quanto saiba, obras dela ( assim como a de outros grandes vultos da nossa contemporâneidade) caem no esquecimento.. quiçá, possivelmente até desaparecimento "real" de espólio artistico incalculável, de instituições e/ou locais onde supostamente nunca se seria de esperar tal acontecer, vem este aniversário de um dia bem triste para a música (e não só) no nosso país. Enquanto ouço rumores (que temo serem reais) do maior desleixo para com obras dela e de outros tais como Jorge Peixinho (entre outros), obras encomendadas inclusivemente .. bom, nem quero continuar a pensar nisto. Não hoje. Vou fazer de conta que nada ouço, nada sei, nada vejo.. pois hoje é um dia para me lembrar do que ela nos deu, e mais especificamente, como ela me mudou a vida para todo o sempre.

A ti Constança, uma celebração da tua vida, obra.. e muita, mas muita saudade (minha, e certamente de muitos outros)

Constança Capdeville was and is much more than a bright, shining name in a long line of great musical composers, she still to this day wields her graceful yet powerful influence on the lives of many of her country's contemporary musical  giants. Having left us much too early, she is dearly missed by many.

If you should wish to read a little more regarding this remarkable woman and oustanding talent click HERE - CONSTANÇA CAPDEVILLE (IN ENGLISH)

To celebrate the life of an extraordinary talent and beautiful soul that touched, changed and uplifted the life of many

I leave a small sample of some of her cherished work. It seems unbelievable to say this but I must:
'Institutions' may forget; they may even become ungrateful towards those they honoured in the past.. but
we (are.. and) do not. Never shall such a thing come to pass.
(For Constança - whom we dearly love and miss, terribly)

- and still another piece composed by a dear friend in her memory, a musical giant - Jorge Peixinho.


  1. Since that which stole her from us 20 years ago, and in two days it will be 17 years that it took my father from me (my family and friends) I leave you a request.
    Please help treat &/or end Cancer.

    (em Portugal)

  2. This is very bizarre, I wrote and published this only today between midnight and 1 am.
    (days ago I had placed only the musical videos, but it had remained unpublished)

    - I commented minutes afterward, today - February 4th, at what here in my time zone which is
    at the present moment = 0 Longitude, is 0:26 am

    (Now I'm pretty sure the minutes are correct.. but there seems to be a loop in time.. and I can't help but see a sort of
    "musical magic" though I'm sure it's simple coincidence)

    Presently the day matches and the time is 11:26 am

    - Take care and thank you for reading.

    (in Canada)

  3. Since that which stole her from us 20 years ago yesterday, and in two days it will be 17 years that it took my father from me (my family and friends), I leave you a request.
    Please help treat &/or end Cancer.

    (I'll first leave links regarding research from a country regarded as a leader, globally reknown and acknowledged.)
    - from last Septembre, for Lung Cancer

    Cuba - site
    (in English)


    other sites:

    (in Canada)

    (em Portugal)

    (no Brasil)

    (the USA)

    (Great Britain)


    (Russia - Противораковое Общество России)










    (coincidentally the 4th of February is World Cancer Day)

    I beg the indulgence of my readers who's country I may have not included in the above list. I only included countries where family or friends live & work, but would have preferred to leave a more extensive list.

    Please feel free to leave a link to other country's Cancer research sites, it will be appreciated.


    Take care - Many Blessings.