Gomes, Antônio Carlos (1836-1896)

GomesBrazilian composer. Gomes was the first great home-grown composer of Brazil; he made a world-wide splash with his 1870 opera Il Guarany.  At the end of Villa-Lobos' life he was honoured to receive the Carlos Gomes Medal (on July 13, 1959, a few months before his death.)

Antônio Carlos Gomes is #15 in the list of patronos of the Academia Brasileiras de Música.

The picture is from Guimarães Júnior, Luís. A. Carlos Gomes: perfil biographico. Rio de Janeiro : Typographia Perseverança, 1870. From the Latin American Pamphlets Digital Collection at Harvard, a superb resource.