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Scarfullery, Rafael

Works: 1 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 4 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Rafael Scarfullery
Twentieth century composers from the Dominican Republic : an overview and analysis of the guitar music of Luis Cernuda, Pedro Holguin-Veras, Manuel Simo, and Miguel Pichardo by Rafael Scarfullery( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author's abstract: "The purpose of this researcher was to analyze guitar works from four 20th century composers from the Dominican Republic: Luis Cernuda, Pedro Holguín-Veras, Manuel Simó, and Miguel Pichardo. Both the political and cultural aspects of Dominican society heavily influenced the music styles of these composers; therefore, the life and work of each composer were presented within the context of the period in which they lived. During the first decades of the 20th century, the Dominican upper class promoted the composition of works that were based on European salon music as well as popular Carribean dances. Both Luis Cernuda and Pedro Holguín-Veras composed in the 19th-century music style. During his regime, Trujillo encouraged the creation of works based on national folk dances. As a result, in the 1940's, composers based their works on Dominican native music resources. In the second half of the 20th century, a new generation of composers showed an increasing interest in European avant-garde composition techniques. Manuel Simó and Miguel Pichardo based their works on contemporary idioms. This researcher spent the month of December 2003 in the Dominican Republic in search of information about Dominican composers who have written guitar works. This researcher is a Dominican guitarist who began his musical studies and developed his professional career in the Dominican Republic. Therefore, there has been a personal experience with the majority of people interviewed and with the two contemporary composers. All of the Spanish to English translations were accomplished by this researcher, whose native tongue is Spanish."
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