Alberto Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar Op. 47: an analysis

Charles King

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.

The University of Arizona.

Alberto Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar Op. 47: an analysis

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