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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 characteristics ... read moreof national and European influence. In doing so, it explores the opera's incorporation of the popular musics, traditions, and discourses of early twentieth-century Brazil to outline what the author and librettist understood "brasilidade" to mean.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2016.
Submitted to the Dept. of Music.
Advisor: Alessandra Campana.
Committee: Joseph Auner, and Nina Gerassi-Navarro.
Keywords: Music, and Latin American studies.read less