Show simple item record Camacho-Azofeifa, Tania 2013-04-26T15:14:26Z 2013-04-26T15:14:26Z 2011-10
dc.description.abstract The music for military band by composer Alejandro Monestel (1865-1950) was often performed in San José, capital of Costa Rica, according to various scholarly sources. The Rapsodia Costarricense (1935) and Rapsodias Guanacastecas Nº1 and Nº2 (1936, 37) were among the most popular works for military band by the composer. Although Monestel is known as one of the most published Central American composers, these works were never published before. The Rhapsodies were included in the programs offered by the Military Band of San José in the traditional recreos and retretas performed in the Parque Central. The United States Navy Band, in concerts organized by the Pan American Union performed the same works. Both scenarios helped to construct an idea of Costa Rica according to their own perspectives. In this paper, I explore both the motivations of Alejandro Monestel to compose the Rhapsodies for military band, and the reception of these works. Given the premiere of the Rhapsodies in San José, and in Washington D.C., I examine primary sources from different archives that preserve letters between Alejandro Monestel and, the National Broadcasting Company, the Unión Panamericana, and Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music. Considering Monestel’s traveling life --Costa Rica (origin), Belgium (school), New York (professional life), Costa Rica (back home)—I propose that in this circular trip, he traveled carrying values, ideas, and music to his three homes. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Latin American Music Center en
dc.subject Alejandro Monestel en
dc.subject Conferencia en
dc.subject Cultural en
dc.subject Cultural Counterpoints en
dc.subject Music en
dc.subject Música en
dc.subject Música Latinoamericana en
dc.subject Interactions en
dc.subject Latin America en
dc.subject Latin American Music Center en
dc.subject Fiftieth Anniversary en
dc.subject 50th anniversary en
dc.subject United States en
dc.subject Musical en
dc.subject Band Music en
dc.subject Costa Rica en
dc.subject Rhapsodies en
dc.subject Rhapsody en
dc.subject Rapsodia en
dc.title Alejandro Monestel and his Rhapsodies for Military Band: San José and New York [abstract only] en
dc.type Article en

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