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Alberto Ginastera : A Research and Information Guide

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Alberto Ginastera: A Research and Information Guide is the first bio-bibliographic study of the composer and the only published book on the subject in English. This work fills a critical gap in contemporary music studies by enriching our knowledge of one of the most compelling creative voices of the Americas. Given the lack of prior systematic attention to Ginastera, this book establishes a firm foundation for future scholarship. It includes a detailed biographical sketch of the composer that quotes extensively from his letters. It summarizes the defining features of his style and encompasses his infrequently explored late works. It offers the most comprehensive catalogue of Ginastera's music to date and provides an annotated list of his published writings. This book contains over 400 annotated bibliographic entries that refer to critically selected sources in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. The last chapter offers new information about archival holdings and internet resources that facilitates research on this composer. An appendix featuring a detailed chronology of Ginastera's career completes this work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 249 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.46mm | 340g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Reprint
  • 3 Line drawings, black and white
  • 1138966452
  • 9781138966451
  • 2,453,389

Table of contents

Preface


State of Ginastera Research


Organization of this Volume


Acknowledgements


Abbreviations


Chapter 1. Alberto Ginastera: An Introduction to His Life and Work


The Formative Years


Early Successes


The Guggenheim Period


Consolidation and Crisis


Expansion and Innovation in the Post-Peron Years


The Di Tella Institute and the First Two Operas


Separation and Change


Tranquility and Nostalgia in Switzerland


Chapter 2. Alberto Ginastera: An Introduction to His Musical Style


Rhythmic Profile


Melodic Resources


Harmonic Structures


Timbral Stategies


Form and Genre


Final Reflections


Chapter 3. Catalogue of Works


Ginastera Catalogues: A Brief History


Organization and Scope of the Chapter


Chronological Catalogue of Works


Juvenilia and Miscellaneous Attributed Works


Unfinished Compositions


Chapter 4. The Published Writings of Alberto Ginastera


Contemporary Composers and Their Music


Historical Concert Repertoire


Argentine Music and Music Institutions


Analysis of His Own Works


Current Artistic Debates


Chapter 5. Selected Bibliography of Secondary Sources


Books


Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Conference Proceedings


Selected Doctoral Dissertations, D.M.A. Documents, and Master's Theses


Major Signed Articles in Music Reference Works


Catalogues of the Composer's Works


Selected Interviews


Selected Major Reviews and Newspaper Articles


Memorials


References to Ginastera in General Music Sources


Discographies


Miscellaneous


Chapter 6. Archives and Internet Resources


Archives


Europe


Latin America


United States


Internet Sources


General Research on Argentine Music


Specialized Ginastera Sources


Appendix. Chronology of Ginastera's Life and Works


Author Index


Title Index


Subject Index
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About Deborah Schwartz-Kates

Deborah Schwartz-Kates is Chair of the Musicology Department at the University of Miami. She contributed the article on Ginastera to the latest edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her research on the composer.
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