A Thematic Study of the Villa-Lobos String Quartet No. 3

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dc.contributor Gregoire, Jenny
dc.contributor Adams, Jacob W.
dc.contributor Zaheri, Amir
dc.contributor Fader, Don
dc.contributor Schultz, Diane B.
dc.contributor Cribelli, Teresa
dc.contributor.advisor Gregoire, Jenny
dc.contributor.author Baker, Olivia
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-13T20:34:30Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-13T20:34:30Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.other http://purl.lib.ua.edu/182127
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0004280
dc.identifier.other Baker_alatus_0004D_14204
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/8459
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) is known largely as a Brazilian nationalistic composer and as a pedagogue who played a huge role in establishing Brazil’s musical national identity. However, little has been written about his chamber works, particularly his seventeen string quartets. This DMA document seeks to begin to fill this gap in the literature by focusing on Villa-Lobos’s third quartet. Written in 1916, this quartet is a snapshot of a time when he was still developing his musical voice. Because the Brazilian elements of his music became significantly more prominent in the latter two-thirds of his life, many scholars dismiss the earlier works as derivative of his European contemporaries. This document will demonstrate the reverse, through a thematic study of one of Villa-Lobos’s early quartets, Quartet No. 3. Additionally, this paper will provide biographical information to contextualize the piece and discuss influences of Brazilian popular music on Villa-Lobos’s chamber music, particularly Quartet No.3. It will also lay out a thematic study of each of the movements by identifying the themes, their influences, as well as some contrapuntal observations, and will address some of the performance practice issues relating to Villa-Lobos’s use of texture, instrument roles, and string techniques.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Brazil
dc.subject.other Chamber Music
dc.subject.other Choro
dc.subject.other Performance
dc.subject.other String Quartet
dc.subject.other Villa-Lobos
dc.title A Thematic Study of the Villa-Lobos String Quartet No. 3
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. School of Music
etdms.degree.discipline Music
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name D.M.A.


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