Maria Joao Pires plays fado with ‘Frank Sinatra’

Maria Joao Pires plays fado with ‘Frank Sinatra’


norman lebrecht

January 03, 2021

Here’s a little known track of the great classical pianist accompanying the fado singer known as Portugal’s Frank Sinatra.

Portugal has declared a day of national moruning for Carlos do Carmo, who died this weekend.

The recording was released in 2012.



  • Tuomas Airola says:

    Beautiful song

  • E says:

    Beautiful voice, and they are beautiful making music together.

  • E says:

    They are beautiful together, and his dignified delivery of the
    song is moving. Thank you for posting this…and thank you for all of the posts that have been such a solace this past year, NL.

  • Violin Accordion says:

    Pires, notoriously famous for being confronted with the “wrong” Mozart Concerto . In shock and in the space of the very short exposition she gathered herself together and did a fine job of an unprepared work.

    And a lifelong collaboration with the great French violinist, Augustin Dumay

  • Patrick Park says:

    Maria Pires is world class in every way. God Bless her and we are so lucky to have her in our lives.