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Author Freeman, Peter (Peter Ashley), author.

Title The music of Antônio Carlos Jobim / Peter Freeman.

Publication Info. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  780.92 Jobim,A FRE    DUE 07-29-20
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Description xv, 202 pages : music ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202).
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction. Antonio Carlos Jobim : introduction and background ; The perception of Jobim : reviews, impressions, quotations, influences ; Discussion of sources -- Chapter 2. Influences. Historical background and development ; The birth of bossa nova ; Instrumental pieces and film music ; Rhythmic influences : samba, maracatu, baiao, frevo ; Folk and popular music influences : modinha, choro ; Western art-music influences: Villa-Lobos, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Gnattali, Gershwin ; Jobim's aesthetics and philosophy -- Chapter 3. Harmonic language. Introduction ; Harmonic techniques : "Chega de saudade" ; Melodic sequence with non-sequential altered harmonies ; Major-minor mode changes ; Descending linear chromatic harmonic relationships ; Contextual use of extended harmony ; Parallel harmonic progression ; Tonal ambiguities ; Guitar-based sonorities ; Chords for harmonic effect ; Bitonal influences and chordal superimposition ; Comparison of whole works and parts of Jobim's works : Saudade do Brasil ; Bird calls ; Female choir as an orchestral instrument ; Arquitetura de morar ; Conclusion -- Chapter 4. Rhythmic techniques ; Samba ; Clave rhythmic patterns ; Polyrhythmic techniques ; Rhythmic accent ; Hypermetre ; Pedal tones ; Melodic timing ; Conclusion -- Chapter 5. Thematicism and structural design ; Self-referential attributes of bossa nova ; Juxtaposition of static and shifting musical material ; Motivic design restrictions ; "Insensatez" ; Descending minor second motive ; Musical inter-dependence and understatement ; Transposed motive repetition ; "Aguas de marco" (Waters of March) ; Melodic tributes ; Melodic contour ; Whole-tone scales ; Choro structural form ; "Dindi" ; Alternative melody ; Conclusion -- Chapter 6. Conclusion.
Summary Antonio Carlos Jobim has been called the greatest of all contemporary Brazilian songwriters. He wrote both popular and serious music and was a gifted piano, guitar, and flute player. One of the key figures in the creation of the bossa nova style, Jobim's music made a lasting impression worldwide, and many of his songs are now standards of the popular music repertoire. In The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, one of the first extensive musicological analyses of the Brazilian composer, Peter Freeman examines the music, philosophy, and circumstances surrounding the creation of Jobim's popular songs, instrumental compositions, and symphonic works. Freeman attempts to elucidate not only the many musical influences that formed Jobim's musical output, but also the stylistic peculiarities that were as much the product of a gifted composer as the rich musical environment and heritage that surrounded him.--Back cover.
Subject Jobim, Antonio Carlos -- Criticism and interpretation.
Music -- Brazil -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Composers -- Brazil.
ISBN 9781783209378 (print)
1783209372 (print)
9781783209392 (ePDF)
9781783209385 (ePUB)

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