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Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Doctoral Project
Definição, Edição Crítica e Performance da obra A Noiva do Condutor (Arnold Gluckmann e Noel Rosa), Uma Abordagem Transdisciplinar
This project aims to problematize the notion of "musical work" in the context of Brazilian urban popular music, from a transdisciplinary approach that involves performance studies, ethnomusicology and studies of popular music. The main focus of this work is the operetta “A Noiva do Maestro”, composed in 1935 by the samba composer Noel Rosa and the conductor and orchestrator Arnold Gluckmann. Written as a sketch for a radio program, but only in 1985 it debuted through a recording for LP (Long Play) with the participation of important Brazilian actors such as Marília Pêra and Grande Othelo. Since then it has been reconstructed and rebuilt at several occasions and formats, resulting in a new requests, plot versions and re-readings. The project is based on three major areas of reflection. The first seeks to problematize the notion of musical work, based on the authors MIDDLETON (1998), COOK (2001), MOORE (2001), De NORA (2001) and HENNION (2003): contrary to the romantic view that the work would be essentially expressed in a manuscript where the composer would indicate all his intentions, these authors conceive a notion of opus in the context of popular music as a script, an open screenplay where different mediators (interpreters, arrangers, copyists and record labels) contribute to the its construction. The second pole has as theme the question of singing in Brazilian popular music: the search for a paradigm of a “national song” was a constant in several historical periods, ANDRADE (1972), PEREIRA (2007) and STARLING (2010). Particularly in the golden period of radio broadcasting in Brazil (1930-1950), the fusion between elements of traditionally concert music and urban popular music was a constant in the search for a longed “national identity”. Thus, the sketch “A Noiva do Condutor” can be understood as an example of this process. Finally, the third pole consists of two practical components related to “musical performance”: the elaboration of a critical edition of “A Noiva do Condutor” - whose original score is missing – based on a transcription of recordings and a recital with a version for voice and piano, with the inclusion of phonetic transcription based on IPA – International Phonetic Alphabet, (2002) and the respective free translation of the text into English and Spanish.