Date of Award

Spring 5-2017

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

Committee Chair

Dr. Jay Dean

Committee Chair Department

Music

Committee Member 2

Dr. Joseph L. Brumbeloe

Committee Member 2 Department

Music

Committee Member 3

Dr. Christopher J. Goertzen

Committee Member 3 Department

Music

Committee Member 4

Dr. Gregory A. Fuller

Committee Member 4 Department

Music

Committee Member 5

Dr. Catherine A. Rand

Committee Member 5 Department

Music

Abstract

Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Choros No. 10 is a composition with many cultural and symbolic inclusions. This work seeks to support a conductor’s informed performance of the piece by providing historical and technical context from the conductor’s life and influences. The first section examines the ethnographic and sociopolitical factors in Brazil during the conductor’s life, and then the personal influences on Villa-Lobos’ career, in order to establish the foundation for a section-by-section analysis of the work which illuminates the idiosyncratic nature of the composer’s masterpiece.

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