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The opera “Goyescas” by Enrique Granados: An investigation of stylistic influences and performance practice with concentration on Tableau III


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The nature and scope of this dissertation focuses on one particular work by the composer Enrique Granados—his opera Goyescas. Because the music of the opera was derived from the piano suite of the same name, this discussion necessarily includes an examination of that piano suite. Also addressed is the unique and controversial event of composing an opera using material from a pre-existing instrumental work.

The beginning of the dissertation provides a brief sketch of Granados's life and career as well as the circumstances that motivated him to compose the opera under examination. A comparison of musical materials from both the piano suite and the opera proves the intimate connection between the two works. A discussion of the musical styles of various origins, including, Byzantine, Arabic, native Spanish and Gypsy, show how the character of the opera was influenced by this rich heritage.

The analysis of the score, especially Tableau III, furnishes the performer with guidance in the interpretation of tempo, dynamics, text and ornamentation as well as insight into the harmonic language of the work. The comparison between two recordings demonstrates the change in performance practice over a span of forty years. The final chapter equips the performer/director with ideas on how to stage Tableau III.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Music;
Theater
Classification
0413: Music
0465: Theater
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Goyescas; Granados, Enrique; Opera; Performance practice; Spain; Stylistic; Tableau III
Title
The opera “Goyescas” by Enrique Granados: An investigation of stylistic influences and performance practice with concentration on Tableau III
Author
Roe, Susan Arlene
Number of pages
147
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0031
Source
DAI-A 65/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496157624, 0496157620
Advisor
Clark, Walter A.; Krouse, Ian
University/institution
University of California, Los Angeles
University location
United States -- California
Degree
D.M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3155015
ProQuest document ID
305221958
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305221958
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