Piano works by Latin American women composers born between 1850 and 1950: an anthology and recording

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dc.contributor.advisor Kilburn, Ray
dc.contributor.advisor Willey, Robert
dc.contributor.author Calderón Cornejo, Ana Gabriela
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-04T19:06:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-04T19:06:29Z
dc.date.issued 2021-05-07
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/202703
dc.description Access to thesis restricted to Ball State community only.
dc.description.abstract The works and knowledge of predigital age Latin American women composers are rapidly disappearing. Only a few such women were able to overcome the regional societal norms and actively compose music. Unfortunately, their contributions are moving into obscurity in part due to the lack of exposure and limited cultural preservation programs in many countries. This dissertation strives to uncover and highlight a collection of at-risk compositions by Latin American women born between 1850 and 1950. Throughout this work, important information on five such composers has been documented by providing a short paper, an anthology, and recordings of some of their most relevant compositions. These materials demonstrate the composers’ distinctive usage of mixtures of Native American, African, and European features that have always been a part of Latin American music traditions, while also heavily borrowing nationalistic features from their countries. The composers merge these elements with characteristics from folk, Indigenous, and Western music practices, building a truly unique style that is worth preserving. By shedding light on these remarkable composers, more pianists will become aware of these works and other compositions increasing their prominence within recitals and concerts. In this manner the contributions of these previously forgotten artists will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Barradas, Carmen, 1888-1963. Baile inglés.
dc.subject.lcsh Baratta, María. Nahualismo
dc.subject.lcsh Hinestrosa, Maruja. Fantasía sobre aires colombianos
dc.subject.lcsh Lara, Nelly Mele. Minima suite infantil.
dc.subject.lcsh Román Casares, Aurora. Danza de las Amazonas
dc.subject.lcsh Women composers.
dc.subject.lcsh Musicians -- Latin America.
dc.title Piano works by Latin American women composers born between 1850 and 1950: an anthology and recording en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D.A.) en_US


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