Ginastera’s musical output exhibits a remarkable continuity. Throughout his career he consistently used and developed a vocabulary of motives from South American folk lore. Many of these motives are derived from the guitar. The Sonata for Guitar, written toward the end of Ginastera’s career, represents Ginastera’s most thorough exploration and development of these motives. This document is an analysis of Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar. It is in three parts: a general outline of his motives and style relevant to the Sonata; an outline and discussion of form; and an investigation of motives and their development.
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