Date of Award

12-14-2015

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Department

School of Music

First Advisor

Marina Lomazov

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide a stylistic analysis of Heitor Villa- Lobos’ Concerto No. 4 for piano and orchestra through investigation of its form, thematic materials, harmony, orchestration, stylistic influences and keyboard usage. The secondary purpose of this study was to offer the historical background, including the commission of the work, its première, reception and publication, which, along with the composer’s influences, will further illustrate his style and contribution to the genre. This study helps to fill a research gap by promoting and educating performers about Villa-Lobos’ writing. The ultimate goals are to encourage informed performances of this work and to open the field for future researchers, as there are yet other major works in the genre to be studied. The study consists of four chapters, a bibliography and appendices. Chapter I presents a brief introduction that includes the purpose, need and limitation of the study, related literature, design and procedures. Chapter II offers an historical context of Villa- Lobos’ Concerto No. 4. Chapter III contains a stylistic analysis, including information on form, thematic materials, harmony, orchestration, stylistic influences and keyboard usage. Chapter IV consists of a summary, conclusions and recommendations for further study.

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