Inca music reimagined : indigenist discourses in Latin American art music, 1910-1930 /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States, p.xvi, 256 pages : (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst00968458, (OCoLC)fst01030269, (OCoLC)fst01033902, (OCoLC)fst01046145, (OCoLC)fst01051907, (OCoLC)fst01200642, (OCoLC)fst01896406, 20e siècle., 20th century, Andes Region, Collective memory in music., Ethnicity in music., fast, History and criticism., Incas, Incas., Influence., Music, Music., Musique., Nationalism in music., Nationalisme dans la musique, Opera, Opera., Pan-Hispanism., South America


Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-249) and index.Introduction : Indigenous musical heritage and Latin American art music -- Shaping a continental identity : race, nations, civilizations, utopia, and the arts -- "We are the Incas" : discussing indigenism in national musical discourse in Peru -- To be Inca or not to be Inca? : building Ecuador's musical past -- Argentina and the appropriation of the Inca past -- The Incas go to the opera -- Epilogue : Art music and the Incas: past and present."In Inca music reimagined, author Vera Wolkowicz explores Inca discourses in particular as a source for the creation of 'national' and 'continental' art music during the first decades of the twentieth century, concentrating on operas by composers from Peru, Ecuador, and Argentina. To understand this process, Wolkowicz analyzes early twentieth-century writings on Inca music and its origins and describes how certain composers transposed 'Inca' techniques into their own works, and how this music was perceived by local audiences. Ultimately, she argues that the turn to Inca culture and music in the hope of constructing a sense of national unity could only succeed within particular intellectual circles, and that the idea that the inspiration of the Inca could produce a 'music of America' would remain utopian."--Front jacket flap.