Brazilian composer Octavio Pinto was in fact not a musician by trade, but actually an architect with a thriving business throughout Brazil. He did manage, however, to get some Piano lessons from the well-known pianist Isidore Philipp as a young man, and he issued a relatively steady stream of music – character and show pieces for solo Piano – until he died in 1950. Pinto's most often-played piece of music is one written for and made famous by his wife, the famous Brazilian pianist Guiomar Novaes: Childhood Memories (Scenas infantis, from 1932).
One of those five pieces for Piano, Run, Run! is now available in this G. Schirmer edition. This brilliant, rapid piece is fun to play and listen to for young and old. The music paints a scene of running children, as the title would suggest, which is interrupted midway through with a calmer section as ‘The Organ-Grinder passes by’. Run, Run! is a short, yet effective piece.