Juan Bautista Plaza and musical nationalism in Venezuela

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Juan Bautista Plaza (1898-1965) was one of the most important musicians in thehistory of Venezuela. In addition to composing in a variety of genres and styles, he was the leadingfigure in Venezuelan music education and musicology at a time when his compatriots were seeking tosolidify their cultural identity. Plaza's compositions in the emerging nationalist style and hisefforts to improve musical institutions in his home country parallel the work of contemporaneousLatin American musicians including Carlos Chávez of Mexico, Amadeo Roldán of Cuba, andCamargo Guarnieri of Brazil.

Plaza's life and music are little studied, andLabonville's ambitious book is the first in English to be based on his extensive writings andcompositions. As these and other documents show, Plaza filled numerous roles in Venezuela's musicalinfrastructure including researcher, performer, teacher, composer, promoter, critic, chapel master,and director of national culture. Labonville examines Plaza's many roles in an attempt to assess howthe nationalist spirit affected art music culture in Venezuela, and what changes it brought toVenezuela's musical landscape.

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table_of_contents Background. Introduction : Early twentieth-century art music culture in Caracas; the significance of Plaza and his colleagues ; A portrait of Plaza : the man, the musician ; the composer -- Plaza's life and works. Beginnings; first compositions; vocational indecision; first writings on music (1898-1920) ; Rome; plans for musical renewal in Venezuela (1920-1923) ; Paid to compose : the chapel mastership (1923-1948) ; The educator, part 1 (1923-1928) ; The early secular and nationalist compositions (1924-1929) ; The nascent journalist (1925-1928) ; The founding of the Orfeón Lamas, and Plaza's creative response (1927-1963) ; Plaza and the Orquesta Sinfónica Venezuela (1930-1957) ; The mature journalist; writings on nationalism in music (1929-1948) ; The principal nationalist compositions with instruments (1930-1956) ; The educator, part 2 (1930-1941) ; The musicological pioneer (1936-1964) ; Plaza as the subject of reportage ; The later non-nationalist compositions (1930s-1963) ; The educator, part 3 (1942-1962) ; Retirement : final thoughts on education and culture (1962-1964) ; Plaza in retrospect.
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