The guitar music of Heitor Villa-Lobos: challenging common assumptions regarding idiomatic fingerings, shapes and gestures as used in selected preludes and etudesc

Peter Argondizza, University of Strathclyde, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dram, Peter Argondizza, University of Strathclyde (Funder), RSAMD (Funder)

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    The lecture explores the idiomatic "guitaristic" gestures used by Villa-Lobos in selected Etudes and Preludes focusing on the relationships between both the "idiomatic" fingerings/shapes employed by Villa-Lobos and their the harmonic and formal design of each composition. The emphasis is emphasis on Etude number 12, though there is further discussion of how early twentieth century compositional trends were incorporated in the Etudes, Preludes and Choros of Villa-Lobos. Audio/visual recording of a lecture-presentation given for the Big Guitar Weekend event at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama 10 November 2009.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationGlasgow
    PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
    Media of outputFilm
    Publication statusUnpublished - Nov 2009
    EventBig Guitar Weekend - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 13 Nov 200915 Nov 2009


    • Argondizza
    • guitar
    • Villa-Lobos
    • octatonic
    • pentatonic
    • etude
    • Brazil
    • preludes
    • choros
    • scalar
    • pitch class

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