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A Performance Guide for Heitor Villa-Lobos's Quatro Canções Da Floresta Do Amazonas

Abstract This paper is a performance guide for Quatro Canções da Floresta do Amazonas [Four Songs of The Amazon Forest] by Brazil's most prolific composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos. The primary purpose of the paper is to serve as a source for the correct pronunciation of the Brazilian Portuguese language of the songs. It will begin with an overview of Heitor Villa-Lobos's life and career, showing how his compositions catalyzed the Nationalistic movement in Brazilian classical music. His inclusion of native and folk elements into classical compositions was a significant innovation, which places Villa-Lobos as one of the most important Brazilian classical composers. Furthermore, this paper will explore the issue of Brazilian Portuguese diction in de... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Willmer, Asleif Findabhair (Author) / FitzPatrick, Carole (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Solis, Theodore (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Art Song / Forest of the Amazon / Heitor Villa-Lobos / Nationalism / Performance Guide / Songs of the Tropical Forest
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 71 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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