Pedagogical goals addressed in published intermediate piano repertoire composed by Brazilians from 1950 to 1990 : a selected annotated bibliography
Costa, Carlos Henrique
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The wealth of teaching material written by Brazilian composers from 1950 to 1990 has yet to be discovered and used. This study provides an annotated bibliography of published intermediate piano pieces composed by Brazilians from 1950 to 1990. Selected pieces organized around specific pedagogical goals are annotated. Chapter One describes the method of research and defines the terms and delimitations of the study. Chapter Two entitled “Origins of eclecticism in intermediate piano literature composed by Brazilian since 1950,” gives an overview of trends in Brazilian music. Chapters Three through Fourteen contain the annotations for the pieces. Each chapter addresses a specific goal, such as articulation, syncopation, contrapuntal playing, etc. The terms lower intermediate, intermediate, and upper intermediate are used to classify the difficulty level of each piece. Each entry includes the composer, title, collection if applicable, publisher, date, level, and performance time. A list follows which includes style, markings, meter, key, form, harmonic language, pedal, and the largest hand span. After a brief description of the piece, its challenges are identified. Chapter Fifteen summarizes styles and Brazilian musical characteristics. Appendix A is a list of pieces alphabetized by composer, Appendix B is a statistical table of the repertoire, Appendix C is a glossary, and Appendix D contains sources from which annotated pieces can be purchased.