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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.

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