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New York Skyline melody: an interpretative study in music composition of the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos

Grant number: 09/06597-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2009
Effective date (End): July 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts
Principal Investigator:Gilmar Roberto Jardim
Grantee:Rodrigo Passos Felicissimo
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

RESUMEThis work intends to analyze the composition technique known as "mountain melody" and the orchestral treatment developed by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) in the music score "New York Skyline Melody"(1939). The aim is also to establish the support of the orchestral treatment based on the melodic material of programmatic music, correlating Villa-Lobos with contemporary composers in works that show esthetics combination, such as: "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky, "Couleurs de La Cité Céleste" by Olivier Messiaen and "Hyperprism" by Edgar Varèse.