Title page for ETD etd-08102006-081647


Type of Document Major Paper
Author Di Cavalcanti, Maria Jose Bernardes
Author's Email Address mdicav1@lsu.edu
URN etd-08102006-081647
Title Brazilian Nationalistic Elements in the Brasilianas of Osvaldo Lacerda
Degree Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
Department Music
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Michael Gurt Committee Chair
Dinos Constantinides Committee Member
Robert Peck Committee Member
Victoria Johnson Committee Member
Andrew Sluyter Dean's Representative
Keywords
  • brasiliana
  • lacerda
  • piano
  • brazilian genre
Date of Defense 2006-07-31
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Brazilian composer Osvaldo Lacerda (b. 1927) is an important figure in the Brazilian nationalist school of composition, following the tradition of Camargo Guarnieri. This study examines Brazilian nationalistic elements in the Brasilianas, a series of twelve suites for piano composed by Lacerda. These piano suites, written between 1965 and 1993, each comprise four movements, utilizing a wide variety of genres.

This monograph is divided into three chapters. The first chapter provides a background on Brazilian history and Brazilian musical nationalism. The second chapter consists of information about Lacerda. The third chapter contains historical aspects and musical characteristics of the genres used in the pieces followed by a brief analytical comment.

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