Cultural hybridization in the music of Paul Desenne: An integration of Latin American folk, pop and indigenous music with Western classical traditions.
AuthorRondón, Tulio Jose
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis project is an analytical and comprehensive study of the music of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne, concentrating on his sonata, 'Jaguar Songs' for cello solo, written in the year 2002. The sonata, 'Jaguar Songs,' was written for French cellist Iseut Chuat and received the premiere performance by the composer Paul Desenne the following year in London. This sonata is a perfect tool for understanding Desenne's work and what I call his musical hybridization, which I consider to be a groundbreaking compositional style that will shape not only Venezuela's, but also Latin America's musical identity. After several personal interviews with the composer, I was able to deepen my understanding of his work. In the following pages I have analyzed 'Jaguar Songs' for cello solo and explained the influences and characteristics of Desenne's music.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Music and Dance