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“Music was always part of Alécio’s life. He studied the piano with Guilherme Fontainha, one of the most eminent professors in Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. When playing a prelude from The Well-Tempered Clavier, his audience was struck by his immense sensitivity and his unusual freedom of interpretation. If Alécio did not become a professional pianist, it was quite simply because he refused all discipline and was an artist whose diverse interests found expression in many different forms.”

Rachel Gutiérrez

Nuits magnétiques, France Culture, 26 October 1984.