Alberto ginastera's tres piezas, suite de danzas criollas, and piano sonata no. 3
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An Argentine composer of the twentieth century, Alberto Ginastera reflects Argentine culture and musical style in his music. Even though there are many sources concerning Ginastera’s music, most discussions lack applicable information for performing his compositions. For this reason, this study provides a performance guide for less performed pieces in Ginastera’s output, specifically Tres Piezas (Three Pieces), Op. 6, Suite de Danzas Criollas, Op. 15, and Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 54. Musical styles from Argentine culture, the composer’s biography and examples reflecting the musical characteristics from Ginastera’s different compositional style periods of “objective nationalism,” “subjective nationalism,” and “neo-Expressionism” are provided. For all three compositions, Tres Piezas, Suite de Danzas Criollas, and Piano Sonata No. 3, an analysis of the musical form and the musical elements introducing Argentine dance rhythms of each piece are also included. Additionally, this guide provides performance suggestions concerning musical details, such as fingering and pedaling, as well as specific practice strategies and suggestions for challenging passages found in Tres Piezas, Suite de Danzas Criollas, and Piano Sonata No. 3.