Recital document




Graham, Owain J.

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This recital document is executed in an effort to inform the performance of a guitar recital, required for the master of music performance degree. It explores various analytical approaches as well as biographical and historical context concerning the pieces to be performed. In chapter one, Schenkerian and hermeneutic analysis, among other analytical techniques, are used in a discussion of Spanish character and nationalism in Sonatina by Federico Moreno Torroba. In chapter two, principles of auditory stream segregation are used to uncover implied polyphony in the Presto from Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach. In chapter three, poetic and programmatic elements in Prelude No. 1 from Leo Brouwer's Preludios Epigramaticos are the topic of discussion. In chapter four, traditional characteristics of tango are compared to elements of humor in Tango en Skaï by Roland Dyens. In chapter five, Agustín Barrios Mangoré is compared to previous guitarist-composers and characterized, through the Mangoré phenomenon, as an important archetype for the classical guitar.


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Bach, Barrios, Brouwer, Dyens, Stream Segregation, Torroba