A Guide to the Latin American Art Song Repertoire

A Guide to the Latin American Art Song Repertoire : An Annotated Catalog of Twentieth-Century Art Songs for Voice and Piano

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A reference guide to the vast array of art song literature and composers from Latin America, this book introduces the music of Latin America from a singer's perspective and provides a basis for research into the songs of this richly musical area of the world. The book is divided by country into 22 chapters, with each chapter containing an introductory essay on the music of the region, a catalog of art songs for that country, and a list of publishers. Some chapters include information on additional sources. Singers and teachers may use descriptive annotations (language, poet) or pedagogical annotations (range, tessitura) to determine which pieces are appropriate for their voices or programming needs, or those of their students. The guide will be a valuable resource for vocalists and researchers, however familiar they may be with this glorious repertoire.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253221382
  • 9780253221384
  • 1,665,751

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Mezzo-soprano Hoover (Univ. of Hawai'i at Mnoa; board member, Latin American Art Song Alliance), along with six supporting contributors (including the founder of LAASA), has constructed this guide to 20th-century Latin American art songs. Designed for singers and voice teachers wishing to investigate this literature, the main body of the work is 22 chapters, one for each of the 22 Latin American countries surveyed. Each chapter has a 'brief introduction to the region... followed by an annotated catalog of compositions organized alphabetically by composer.' Over half of these pages are taken up by the chapters on Argentina and Brazil. Several countries have just over a page of introduction and a handful of songs; a few have just one song. The volume includes a preface, introduction, bibliography, indexes, appendixes, and notes. The 'List of Publishers' might prove useful in locating the songs. Hoover states that this is a 'representative' rather than a 'definitive' book--a starting point for investigating the literature. No similar work exists, and most general Latin American music guides are years, even decades old. Summing Up: Recommended. Practitioners and collections serving vocal music programs; lower-level undergraduates and above. --Choice J. L. Patterson, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire, December 2010 "[Hoover] has made an important contribution to the study and performance of Latin American art song-and indeed, to art song in general-with this publication. Singers who are interested in exploring new repertoire should investigate this book, and teachers who are looking for new song literature will find the volume useful as well." -Journal of Singing, Vol. 67 No. 2, 2010 "Hoover, along with six supporting contributors (including the founder of LAASA), has constructed this guide to 20th-century Latin American art songs... No similar work exists, and most general Latin American music guides are years, even decades old... Recommended." -Choice "This reference work is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in the Latin American art song repertoire. The fact that it lists so many composers and compositions, how to obtain them, along with voice ranges and types, truly makes this book practical and necessary for research discovery and planning in the academic music disciplines." -Reference Reviews, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2011 "Maya Hoover's guide to the Latin American art song repertoire will be a welcome addition to any music library reference collection or to the voice teacher's bookshelf. The only resource of its kind, the volume introduces the reader to a wealth of contemporary classical vocal repertoire from twenty-two Latin American countries." -Music Reference Services Quarterlyshow more

About Maya Hoover

Maya Hoover is Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Hawai'i at Mnoa, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Latin American Art Song Alliance. Her publications have appeared in Classical Singer, The Mentoring Connection, and the Philosophy of Music Education Review.show more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Argentina / Allison Weiss2. Bolivia3. Brazil / Stela M. Brandao4. Chile5. Colombia / Ellie Anne Duque6. Costa Rica7. Cuba8. Dominican Republic9. Ecuador10. El Salvador11. Guatemala12. Haiti / Jean-Ronald LaFond13. Honduras14. Jamaica15. Mexico16. Nicaragua17. Panama18. Paraguay19. Peru / Jose-Luis Maurtua20. Puerto Rico21. Uruguay22. Venezuela / Kathleen L. WilsonAppendix A: List of Countries and Regions in Latin AmericaAppendix B: Statistics by Geographic RegionAppendix C: List of PublishersAppendix D: List of Suggested RepertoireNotesBibliographyList of ContributorsIndexshow more