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The idiomatic writing for piano in the songs by Ernst Mahle

Grant number: 12/05930-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal Investigator:Maria Jose Dias Carrasqueira de Moraes
Grantee:Eliana Asano Ramos
Supervisor: Deborah J. Stein
Host Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: New England Conservatory (NEC), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:11/01435-5 - The idiomatic writing for piano in the songs by Ernst Mahle, BP.DR


This research project derives from an ongoing doctoral thesis and has as main objective to define the pianistic writing of the Brazilian composer Ernst Mahle (1929) with reference to his twenty-six songs for solo voice and piano with profane text. The analytical process used to understand the compositional procedures and to elaborate the performance of the songs is based on the model proposed by Stein and Spillman (1996) for the study of the lieder, whose focus is the interaction of text, music and interpretive aspects. Dr. Deborah Stein is an internationally recognized researcher in musical analysis, mainly in performance and analysis of songs. The model proposed by her is a reference and a well-known work because, it is an effective method of analysis ultimating to performance, and it is based on the interaction of text, musical structure and interpretive aspects. My goal is to work with her the application of this model of analysis, in the songs of Brazilian Composer Ernst Mahle. Besides our private meetings, I will also attend the specific courses of musical analysis given by her at the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA. The doctoral internship abroad proposed here is extremely important not only for my research, but also for other studies that adopt the model as a reference. Although this analytical approache is widely used in many projects that deal with analysis and performance in Brazilian songs, in Brasil, no Brazilian researcher has worked with her personally, abroad, until now. One thing that makes me feel confident is that Dr. Stein is very interested and eager to cooperate and interact activelly with a Brazilian researcher working on Brazilian music. (AU)

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