Investigation of score omissions and conflicting performance decisions pertaining to Heitor Villa-Lobos' Fantasia, for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra

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dc.contributor.advisor Wolfe, George W.
dc.contributor.author Fratangeli, Amanda M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-03T14:00:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-03T14:00:50Z
dc.date.created 2012-07-21
dc.date.issued 2012-07-21
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/196174
dc.description.abstract Heitor Villa-Lobos's Fantasia for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra contains numerous vague tempo markings, implied but unmarked "quasi-cadenza" passages, and sections that appear to be unedited with regards to articulation. The researcher aimed to provide an interpretative guide for saxophonists studying and performing this composition. The research methods included conversations with performers, pedagogues, and conductors regarding their interpretive decisions. In addition, articles, books, dissertations, and recordings pertaining to Villa-Lobos, his compositional style, biography, and the Fantasia were examined. I concluded that, if the performer wishes to highlight the Brazilian features of this composition, more liberties can be taken with their interpretation. If the soloist desires to emphasize the neoclassical aspects of the piece, the performer should take a less rhapsodic approach to performing Fantasia.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.subject.other Villa-Lobos, Heitor. Fantasias, saxophone, orchestra.
dc.title Investigation of score omissions and conflicting performance decisions pertaining to Heitor Villa-Lobos' Fantasia, for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Investigation of score omissions and conflicting performance decisions pertaining to Heito Villa-Lobos's Fantasia, for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra
dc.type Creative project (M.M.), 3 hrs.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.M.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1681440


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