Brazilian Composer (Rio de Janeiro, May 18, 1914- AUgust 6, 2010)
Student of Francisco Braga at the National School of Music of Brazil, Cacilda belongs to a tradition of composers that include in a long line of tutor and pupil, Francisco Manoel da Silva,
and deep into the XVIIIth. Century, through the court composers of King John VI of Portugal and Brazil, Salieri.
You can listen to some of her compositions at the Youtube:
Brazilian Studies for Piano, played by Álvaro Furtado de Mendonça em (estudo no. 3)
Brazilian Studies for Piano, played by Álvaro Furtado de Mendonça (estudo no. 1)
Brazilian Studies for Piano, played by Álvaro Furtado de Mendonça (Estudo no. 6).
Also, in digital renderings and scores by Bruno Bokelmann:
Concerto for piano and trombone (1o. moviment)
Concerto for piano and trombone (2o. movimento)
Concerto for piano and trombone (3rd. moviment)
For other live MP3 archives, see here
Some of her compositions can be found at the Classical Music Archives, with interpretation of Alvaro Furtado de Mendonça,
For other Midi archives, see here
Her pictorial biography (in Portuguese, sorry) may be found here
Women composers are a very rare breed, and a site dedicated to them could not miss her. When she was graduating as an orchestral conductor, some of the examiners proposed to veto her license on account that she was too petite to lead powerful assemblies of musicians.
However, I saw her beat time for many orchestras and once for more than 30,000 persons at the same time, very well seen and noted by all of them.
Cacilda is certainly larger than life.