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Opera and historical representation in Carlos Gomes works

Author(s):
Denise Scandarolli Inacio
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Leandro Karnal; Eduardo Augusto Ostergren
Advisor: Edgar Salvadori De Decca
Abstract

Among the greatest names of the Brazilian art, most precisely in music, there is Antonio Carlos Gomes. His compositions, whose operistic style is the most consecrated, and his course as an artist were appointed in several discourses from different times as examples of the success of the Brazilian art and, in some of them, he was used as a representation of the “nation” or as it’s exaltation. This view of the existence of a nationalist ideological posture, without a clear definition of the meaning of this term, has been found in analysis about his works until today. But, among this many discourses about the composer, this dissertation seeks a comprehension about what was the discourse structured by his fellow countrymen during his professional course, focusing the relation between his work and his music’s reviews, besides the construction of his own image as a composer, meaning a new reading of the composer’s course from the critic’s texts published in the Brazilian’s Court newspapers in Rio de Janeiro and from the letters that were left by the artist. (AU)