A Catalog of Chamber Music Works for Cello in Trio, Quartet, and Quintet Formats from Colombian Composers Who Lived During the Late Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
AuthorMejía, Juan David
Colombian Chamber Music
Latin American Music Chamber Music
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractWhen Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez was asked about magical realism, he replied that surrealism, the main component of magical realism, came from the reality of Latin America. It is in this same manner that the composers in this catalog have expressed their reality - through a chorus of many different sounds and rhythms distinct to Colombia. The purpose of this study is to discover and promote Colombian chamber music from 1880 to the present. This has been accomplished by researching trio, quartets, and quintets in which the cello is included as part of the ensemble. A comprehensive catalog of fifty-three composers and 126 chamber music works found while researching in Colombia are presented. Pertinent information on composers and their works, including instrumentation, publishers, and libraries where the compositions can be found, is included in this project. Finally, this study discusses four works from the catalog that serve as examples of the diversity of styles and wealth of repertoire existing in Colombia. Appendices to this research include a list of instrument abbreviations, as well as a list of publishers and libraries with their respective contact information. As significant research of Colombian chamber music, this catalog intends to introduce and facilitate these compositions, exposing and cultivating Latin American chamber music repertoire.
Degree ProgramGraduate College