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PITÁGORAS DE SAMOS

Set in Magna Graecia in 495 BC, the drama Pythagoras of Samos translates into perfectly organized words and sounds, the treasure of knowledge. The pacifist character Apollonius – who ends up being murdered by the Soldier at the behest of Cylon – answers the questions posed by Pythagoras with the “Song of Peace”, while the lonely Myia – daughter of Pythagoras and loved by Apollonius – recalls the “Lullaby ”. Meanwhile, the toxic Cylon wants to join the "Pythagoreans", when the master tells him that he would never be accepted as a disciple. Hatefully, Cylon plots revenge against Pythagoras and his disciples. After Pythagoras' death, Cylon begins to have hallucinating visions of the master and the god Apollo. A gradual insanity reaches the point of catching the Soldier's attention. Cylon notices his presence and tries to grab him as if that man were his salvation. The Soldier responds with the sword, executing Cylon.



Andersen Viana is a composer and professor at State Fundação Clóvis Salgado (www.fcs.mg.gov.br) in Belo Horizonte-Brazil. He began composing at the age of 13 and became a professor at the age of 19. Subsequently he completed his PhD studies at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and furthered his studies at other institutions in Brazil, Italy and Sweden such as the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Reale Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Arts Academy of Rome, Accademia Chigiana di Siena and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He has received 34 composition awards in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Ucraine and the USA. Up to the present he has composed 420 pieces for chamber music and full orchestra, choir and various ensembles as well as music for electronic instruments. He has written also a book of tales for cinema and many academic articles.






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