A Compositional and Performance Biography of Manuel Maria Ponce


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A Compositional and Performance Biography of Manuel Maria Ponce
This music study will analyze the significant compositional and performance contributions that Manuel Maria Ponce provides in a biographical format. Ponce was a Mexican composer that utilized native Mexican folk songs as a compositional foundation in such melodies as “Estrellita” in his early career. This approach to folk music at the orchestral level made it possible for European and folk influences to be performed in concert halls. Furthermore, Ponce developed specific compositional arrangements for the famous Andres Segovia in performances of J.S. Bach’s Prelude, which accumulated in his own famous compositions for classical guitar such as "Concierto del sur" that...
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.....and 1940s. This musical biography defines the important significance of Mexican folk music and classical guitar as Ponce’s main innovations to Mexican classical music of the 20th century.
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