Alberto Ginastera, Argentine Cultural Construction, and the Gauchesco Tradition

Schwartz-Kates, Deborah
June 2002
Musical Quarterly;Summer2002, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p248
Academic Journal
Provides information on the scope of Gilbert Chase's formative study on Latin American music on integrated approach of context and creation that characterizes the musicological discourse by locating musical sound structures within a relevant cultural framework. Emergence of the gauchesco tradition as a vital source of national identification for composers such as Alberto Ginastera because its served as locus of Argentine discourse on identity; Reflection of the study on Ginastera's extraordinary achievement which sought to validate the field of Latin American composition through personification of an exemplary musical figure; Artistic achievement of Ginastera which are embedded in cultural development and national construction of Gaucho.


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