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Performing Tango on the Double Bass: A Performance Guide to Andrés Martín’s Tres Tangos para Duo de Contrabajos

Abstract Tres Tangos para Duo de Contrabajos (Three Tangos for Double Bass Duet) is a three-movement set written by Andrés Martín and commissioned by Darren Cueva specifically for this document and accompanying performance project. This piece blends tango with Western art music in a style often referred to as “nuevo tango” (new tango) which was popularized by Astor Piazzolla. This research paper will serve as a performance aid for those wishing to present tango idioms on the double bass in addition to a more detailed guide to performing Tres Tangos by Martín.

To give context to performers, this survey begins with a brief history of the tango and the life and stylistic developments of Astor Piazzolla. Various music and dance styles that contribute... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Cueva, Darren (Author) / Rotaru, Catalin (Advisor) / Koonce, Frank (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Musical composition / Music history / Andrés Martín / Double Bass / Tango
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 53 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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