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Nicolás Suárez Eyzaguirre and his Monólogos del Desierto: A Brief Biography and a Performance Guide for Singers

Abstract The purpose of this study was to: (1) record and describe a brief history of the life and career of Bolivian composer Dr. Nicolás Suárez Eyzaguirre, and (2) write an analysis from a vocal performer's perspective of Suárez's song cycle for soprano and piano, Monólogos del Desierto, with texts by Dr. Guillermo Mariaca Iturri.

In August of 2013, I traveled to La Paz, Cochabamba, and Coroico, Bolivia, with translator Dr. Marie Cooper Hoffman for thirteen days in order to conduct interviews with Suárez, his family, his colleagues, his composition professors, and other professional musicians. In addition to both in-person and e-mail interviews, I reviewed television productions, videos, and newspaper/magazine articles that featured int... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Stanford, Allison (Author) / FitzPatrick, Carole (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Latin American studies / Performing arts / Bolivia / Bolivian composer / Guillermo Mariaca Iturri / Monólogos del Desierto / Nicolás Suárez Eyzaguirre / song cycle
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 82 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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