The Music Of The Downtown Campus Performance Hall For The Performance Of Isaac Bustos And Mariana Gariazzo

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On November 3, 2015 I sat in the red velvet stadium seating of the west campus performance hall for the performance of Isaac Bustos and Mariana Gariazzo. Both performers are faculty of the Texas A&M Performance Studies department. The pieces performed varied from solo pieces and duet performances. The theme of the presentation was titled “the influence of folk music in classical repertoire”. The pieces performed included: Prelude 1 and 2 of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasilerias #5 by Heitor Villa-lobos, Entr’act by Jacques Ibert, and three pieces from Astor Piazolla Bordel 1900, Café 1930, and Nightclub 1960. Heitor Villa-lobos’ Prelude 1 and 2 comes from a set of five total preludes that were written for Andres Secovia. The performance of was played very emphatically, and there was emphasis on notes throughout the composition with a backdrop of contrast between melodic chords and syncopated notes. The next piece, Bachianas Brasilerias #5 was a tribute to the baroque period, specifically J.S. Bach that was originally written for an arrangement for 9 cellos. The piece is homophonic (with a bass line and melody on top) in texture in order to mimic the baroque period but it incorporate syncopation as a part of the Brazilian culture. The third song, Entr’act by Jacques Ibert has a deep Spanish influence and eclectic feel because the composer did not attach to the movements in France at the time. The piece was originally written for the flute and guitar, and has a strong…

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