Jabor (Maia de Carvalho), Najla
- Irati Antonio
(b Rio de Janeiro, Sept 25, 1915; d March 9, 2001). Brazilian composer. She graduated from the Escola Nacional de Música of the University of Brazil (now the University of Rio de Janeiro), where her teachers included Henrique Oswald (piano) and Francisco Braga (composition, fugue and orchestration). A member of the Ordem dos Músicos do Brasil, she participated in the movement to promote Brazilian composers. She was the first Brazilian woman to write a piano concerto (1953). Her compositions were mainly for piano, orchestra or chorus; the last include some occasional anthems. In 1952 she won first prize in the Courrier International competition (USA) with the piano piece Jongo; other solo piano pieces include two Nocturnes (1954, 1957) and Estudo alvorada 1–3 (1970–76). Her orchestral works include Prelúdio sinfônico (1957), Y Juca Pirama (1957), Américas (1958), ...