Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2021

Degree Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

School

Music

Committee Chair

Michael Bunchman

Committee Chair School

Music

Committee Member 2

Joseph Brumbeloe

Committee Member 2 School

Music

Committee Member 3

Ellen Elder

Committee Member 3 School

Music

Committee Member 4

Edward Hafer

Committee Member 4 School

Music

Committee Member 5

Elizabeth Moak

Committee Member 5 School

Music

Abstract

This document studies the Brazilian musical and cultural elements of rhythm, dance genres, and the Portuguese language used by Camargo Guarnieri in his song cycle Treze Cancoes de Amor. The purpose of this project is to inform the reader of performance practices related to Brazilian traditions specific to these songs, and to point out challenges in performance, especially for non-native Brazilian pianists. The research was based on findings of Camargo Guarnieri, such as books, dissertations, and recorded interviews and score study of the song cycle's manuscript. In addition, an Interview was conducted with Maria José Carrasqueira, Brazilian pianist and former student of Guarnieri, and several discussions with non-Brazilian pianists and singers.

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