Styles and Extended Techniques in 6 Works for Violin from Paraíba since 1952

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    Rufino, Vladimir M
  • The full thesis for this degree consists of three components: a recording of José Siqueira’s Sonata No. 02, José Alberto Kaplan’s Nordestinada, José Orlando Alves’s Sonatina for Violin and Piano and Introspecções, Ticiano Rocha’s Lágrimas de Oort for Violin Solo, and Marcílio Onofre’s Caminho Anacoluto II for Violin and Piano, scholarly notes to accompany this recording, and a final solo recital presenting these works. The recording was produced in June and July, 2017 at the University of Alberta’s Convocation Hall, while the recital was presented at the same venue on September 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The scholarly notes seek to position the works by these Brazilian composers from the Brazilian state of Paraíba, spanning over 65 years, in an international level. The notes analyze the pieces individually and explore the technical challenges (including various extended techniques), folk tradition associations, and theoretical and compositional features of this music. Finally, this essay evaluates the significance of Paraíba’s composers within the landscape of Brazilian Northeastern violin music contributing to the violin literature as a whole. Supplemental material related to this thesis is available at

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    Doctor of Music
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    University of Alberta
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    • Gier, Christina (Music)
    • Dahn, Nancy (Music; External - Memorial University of Newfoundland)
    • Cisneros, Odile (Arts)
    • Despres, Jacques (Music)
    • Schroeder, Angela (Music)