comparative analysis of Piazzolla’s “Tango for Four” and Blazquez’ “Sueno de Barrilete”

| December 1, 2015

comparative analysis of Piazzolla’s “Tango for Four” and Blazquez’ “Sueno de Barrilete”
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For this essay, there are two pieces of music that must be used as the basis for your essay: “Tango for Four” by Astor Piazzolla (see your web links to find a link to this video performance), “Sueno de Barrilete” a tango by Eladia Blazquez (textbook CD 2 Tk 16). NO OTHER VERSIONS OF THESE SONGS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Topic: a comparative analysis of Piazzolla’s “Tango for Four” and Blazquez’ “Sueno de Barrilete”. Include brief bio information on both composers. Compare differences in ensemble makeup (string quartet and folk ensemble) and typical performance locations. Discuss how the DANCE ELEMENTS (rhythms and traditions) of “Sueno de Barrilete” are expressed so differently in “Tango for Four”. Discuss how both songs represent to ROLE of music in culture.

2) Required resources:

a) Olsen and Sheehy, chapters on Argentina, Chile, chapter music

b) Oxford Music Online – Argentina, Chile, Tango

c) WebQuest blogsite on Argentina (https://musicofargentina.wordpress.com/

d) Video site for “Tango for Four” (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/fromthetop/video/season-2/204.php
e) At least one additional resource of your choice. (No WIKIPEDIA)

Text should be double spaced, 1-inch margins, Times 12 font.

Grading
This essay assignment will receive up to twenty points as follows:
(2) Physical form __

(12) Content (each of the five requirements must be in the essay) __

(3) Appropriate style __

(3) Spelling, punctuation, grammar, and typing __ ?

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