Carlos Guastavino: A Re-evaluation of His Harmonic Language

Kulp, Jonathan
September 2006
Latin American Music Review;
This article describes the various ways in which composer Carlos Guastavino deals with tonality, how he defines it in his songs, and how he uses it for expressive purposes. Particular focus is given on songs that are typical of his works from the 1940s in their use of impressionistic harmonies and vaguely defined tonal centers. The article also presents a brief biography of Guastavino.


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