Constructing Brasilidade in Camargo Guarnieri's Pedro Malazarte

Chapin, Melody.


  • Abstract: This thesis claims that composer Camargo Guarnieri and librettist Mário de Andrade sought to develop a one-act comic opera that would express a modern national identity known as brasilidade, or "Brazilianness." It engages with discourses of vanguardism and nationalism recently developed in musicology. The thesis also questions the ways in which Pedro Malazarte exhibits hybrid characteris... read more
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