TITLE

The Topos of the Guitar in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Argentina

AUTHOR(S)
Plesch, Melanie
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Jan2009, Vol. 92 Issue 3/4, p242
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the history of the musical topos of the guitar in Argentina and its various manifestations in Argentine literature, visual arts and music during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It states that the guitar played an important role in the folk music, art music and tango of Argentina. Immigration and modernization were reportedly the factors for the rise of nationalism in Argentina, as these changes increased crime rates and disturbed the social structure. It highlights that it was this situation which led composers to work on national identity. It describes how singer Martín Fierro associated himself with guitar. It discusses how guitar was associated with melancholy and sadness. It focuses on the representation of guitar in visual arts and literature.
ACCESSION #
48719042

 

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