Alberto Evaristo Ginastera was an Argentine composer of classical music. He is considered one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the. This monograph presents a detailed descriptive analysis and performer’s guide for Alberto Ginastera’s Twelve American Preludes Op The author. Ginastera: 12 American Preludes (Doce Preludios Americanos) [Alberto Ginastera, Alejandro Cremaschi] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Alberto Ginastera – Wikipedia

Alberto Ginastera composed his 12 American Preludes near the end of his early, most explicitly nationalistic period. As exemplified in works such as the Danzas Argentinas, Op. A similar approach can be found in the American Preludes, composed in The term “American” here is taken in a broader sense than Yankee listeners sometimes assume: As Argentinean pianist Alberto Portugheis arguably the foremost interpreter of Ginastera ‘s piano music described, ” Ginastera ;reludes in this work to translate musically the kaleidoscope of melodic and rhythmic turns similar to those of the American continent, from primitive pentatonic melodies to contemporary music.


Some of these are suggested only vaguely by ginastrea individual pieces’ titles. The opening piece, “Accents,” consists of an unbroken chain of chords spanning the entire keyboard, their metric delivery made prelludes by an emphasis on triple divisions.

The subsequent movement, bearing the simple title “Sadness,” is an exercise in economy; a plain and plaintive melody in the right hand accompanied by sparse, single notes in the left, and a Spartan counterpoint that finds repose only in the subtle shift to the major mode near ginastdra piece’s end. The rest of the series unfolds similarly, in a series of textural and temporal contrasts that includes a pair of studies in gknastera modes that are anachronistic in their mixture of simple melodic materials and modern gestures.

The lively “Creole Dance” is an angular, etude-like study; “Octaves” presages some of the more technically demanding moments in Ginastera ‘s Piano Sonata No.

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