Cuban composer Leo Brouwer has written a substantial body of work for the guitar throughout his career. This piece, Elogio de la Danza Homage to the Dance , comes from his earlier years, but already exhibits a fairly advanced expressive manner within its tonal framework. It is cast in two movements, each having a duration of about three minutes. The first is marked Lento, while the second, an homage to the famous Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev, carries the designation Ostinato.
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Advisor: Reilly, Paul, Date: Type: Creative project M. Degree: Thesis M. Department: School of Music. Abstract: Leo Brouwer is a Cuban-born composer who is primarily known for his works for the guitar.
This paper includes a brief biography of the composer and explores the transition of his compositional style from the early to middle periods through analysis of his Elogio de la danza, a work that features characteristics of both periods. The musical elements that are most closely examined are rhythm, harmony, timbre, and dynamics. Brouwer's use of traditional Cuban rhythms was typical of his earlier works, as was his utilization of more concise forms.
His harmonic language includes triads, a tonal center, quartal harmonies, and cluster chords, a feature that blends techniques from his early and later compositional styles. Extremes in both timbre and dynamics are exemplary of his later works in that they are both structural components of the piece. Size: Format: PDF. Description: PDF. Size: 2. Format: Basic Audio. Description: MP3. Size: 3.
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Elogio de la danza
Elogio de la Danza, for guitar