Critical Study of Benjamín Gutiérrez's Viola Concerto Sobre Un Canto Bribri
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AbstractThe purpose of the present document is to offer a critical study of the elements that played a defining role in the composition of Benjamín Gutiérrez concerto for viola. It offers an analysis of the structure of the piece and also a description of the technical elements required to perform the piece. In order to contextualize this task, the researcher examined the historical elements that changed the course of symphonic music tradition in Costa Rica, and also the governmental policies that played a role in the establishment and institution of Costa Rica's national symphony. It also provides a description of the economic turmoil that affected the country during the gestation of the concerto and the repercussions of this turmoil in regards to cultural advocacy. Finally, the document includes discussion regarding the structure and technique of the concerto. The intention is to offer guidance to both teachers and performers regarding the most significant technical elements encountered in the concerto.
Degree ProgramGraduate College