Mahle studied composition student of J. Nepomuk David in Germany and of H.J. Koellreutter in Brazil and of O. Messiaen, W. Fortner, E. Krenek (composition).  He also studied conducting with L. Matacic, R. Kubelik and Mueller-Kray in music festivals.  Residing in Brazil since 1951, he was one of the founders of the School of Music in Piracicaba, where he is artistic director, professor and teacher of Chamber and Symphonic Orchestra and the Chamber Choir of the school.  A naturalized Brazilian, he received the title of “Piracicaban Citizen” in 1965 for his work toward the education of youth.  He created and was president of the judging committee of the ‘Competition for Young Performers of Brazil – Piracicaba’ in 1971 and 1998.  Professor at various music workshops and music festivals, he was vice-president of the Brazilian Society of Music.  Having won various composition competitions, he received the APCA Award in 1995.



Melodias da Cecília (Cecilia’s melodies) for bassoon and piano

     1. risoluto (8)*

     2. moderato (10)*

     3. vivace (9)*

Hary Schweizer and his JUNIOR bassoon

The singularity of these children’s melodies is enriched and enhanced by the piano accompaniment, inspired by true artistic sensibility.  In these three melodies for Cecília, chosen from a series of 10, Hary Schweizer’s JUNIOR model bassoon was used


* first recordings of works

* scores available for download at:

translation: DENISE MILSTEIN