Alberto Ginastera: A Research and Information Guide

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  • Copyright: 11/11/2010
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The great Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) began composing in his teens. He gained a reputation for an innovative style and for championing other experimental composers and bringing them to Latin America. His grand opera Don Rodrigo (1963-64) incorporating serialism, structural symmetry, microtones, and extended vocal techniques brought him international attention and regular commissions. After completing his second opera, Bomarzo (1966-67), he experienced a troubled period of little productivity. A marriage to cellist Aurora N?!tola and subsequent move to Switzerland fuelled a creative burst in his last twelve years including the composition of his monumental work Turbae ad passionem gregorianam (1974) and a significant body of cello works. Over 200 commercial recordings of his work are currently available. Given Ginasteraa??s importance, this research guide on him and his music is overdue. It examines all published and unpublished writing by Ginastera, thescholarly secondary materials and the important collections. The complete catalogue of Ginasteraa??s works with an inventory of the source materials quoted, prove an invaluable resource since much of the composera??s work is in manuscript form or out-of-print.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Timelinep. xvii
Alberto Ginastera: Introduction to his Life and Workp. 1
The Formative Yearsp. 1
Early Successesp. 3
The Guggenheim Periodp. 6
Consolidation and Crisisp. 7
Expansion and Innovation in the Post-Perón Yearsp. 9
The Di Tella Institute and the First Two Operasp. 11
Separation and Changep. 14
Tranquility and Nostalgia in Switzerlandp. 17
Introduction to Ginastera's Musical Stylep. 23
Rhythmic Profilep. 24
Melodic Resourcesp. 26
Harmonic Structuresp. 29
Timbral Strategiesp. 32
Form and Genrep. 34
Final Reflectionsp. 38
Catalog of Worksp. 40
Ginastera Catalogs: A Brief Historyp. 40
Organization and Scope of the Chapterp. 41
Chronological Catalog of Worksp. 43
Juvenilia and Miscellaneous Attributed Worksp. 90
Unfinished Compositionsp. 93
The Published Writings of Alberto Ginasterap. 95
Contemporary Composers and Their Musicp. 95
Historical Concert Repertoirep. 101
Argentine Music and Music Institutionsp. 102
Analysis of His Own Worksp. 105
Current Artistic Debatesp. 106
Select Bibliography of Secondary Sourcesp. 109
Booksp. 110
Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Conference Proceedingsp. 113
Selected Doctoral Dissertations, DMA Documents, and Master's Thesesp. 136
Major Signed Articles in Music Reference Worksp. 152
Catalogs of the Composer's Worksp. 157
Selected Interviewsp. 159
Selected Major Reviews and Newspaper Articlesp. 163
Memorialsp. 172
References to Ginastera in General Music Sourcesp. 174
Discographiesp. 176
Miscellaneousp. 179
Archives and Internet Sourcesp. 181
Archivesp. 181
Internet Sourcesp. 187
Notesp. 192
Author Indexp. 201
Title Indexp. 205
Subject Indexp. 218
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