Death of a trailblazing Brazilian pianist

Maria Clodes Jaguaribe died yesterday in Rio de Janeiro on her 87th birthday.

The first Brazilian to perform at the Salzburg Festival, she married a US academic in the 1960s and served for 35 years as Director of Young Pianist Program of the Tanglewood Festival.

Two years ago, in poor health, Maria returned to Brazil

Maria Clodes Jaguaribe

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  • A wonderful pianist whom I heard many times in recital at Boston University. Her performances of Granados were especially memorable.

  • Maria was my teacher at BU and beyond. She was a passionate person, a brilliant pianist and like a parent to me. Her wisdom, humour and humanity made this world a much better place. The colors of the world are much dimmer now that she is not here and there is a special love in my heart for her always.

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