José Maria Pedrosa d' Abreu Cardoso
A Guimarães native, his educational background features the National Conservatory School of Music, and a Doctorate in Historical Musicology and recently retired from his teaching position at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra. Possessing vast musical knowledge, he has been a Guest Speaker at conferences in Portugal and abroad, speaking mostly about Sacred Music and Portuguese Historical Music. He has written articles and chapters in scientific journals and books and is the author of O Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos - Guia de Visita [“The São Carlos National Theatre – a Guided Tour”], 1991, Fundo Musical da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, [“The Musical Foundation of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Lisbon”], 1995, Carlos Seixas, Coimbra (coordination), 2004, O Canto da Paixão nos Séculos XVI e XVII: A Singularidade Portuguesa [“Passion Singing in the XVIth and XVIIth: A Portuguese Singularity”], 2006, and Cerimonial da Capela Real: Um Manual Litúrgico de D. Maria de Portugal (1538-1577) Princesa de Parma [“Ceremonials at the Royal Chapel: D. Maria of Portugal’s Liturgical Manual (1538-1577) Princess of Parma”], 2007.
Books published in Coimbra University Press: