Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
J. Bernard Schultz
This research document examines selected piano works by Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) and Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) that are influenced by Latin American cultures.The paper traces the influence of Latin American music and the incorporation of characteristic melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements in the following compositions: Souvenir de Porto Rico, op. 31 (1857) and Souvenir de la Havane, op. 39 (1859) by Gottschalk; Saudades do Brasil, op. 67 (1920-1921) and Brasileira: Third movement of Scaramouche Suite, op. 165b (1937), for Two Pianos, by Milhaud. After a brief introduction, the study reviews the existing related literature about this topic. Then, Chapters Three and Four discuss Gottschalk and Milhaud, respectively. The outline for each of these chapters features the respective composer’s biography, compositional style, and list of works, along with an overview of the two selected works for each, with recommended pedagogical approaches. Then, Cuban and Brazilian influences on these two composers are discussed. Conclusion and selected bibliography follow.
Seong, Hyejeong, "Latin American Influences on Selected Piano Pieces by Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Darius Milhaud" (2019). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7429.