Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 October 2013

336 Pages | 24 halftones, 11 music examples

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199919994

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Representing the Good Neighbor

Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Carol A. Hess

Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music

  • Compares the work of three of the most prominent Latin American composers of the period - Carlos Chávez, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Alberto Ginastera
  • The first book to examine in detail the critical reception of Latin American music in the United States
  • Offers new biographical information on Carlos Chávez, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Alberto Ginastera in the United States
  • Reformulates existing notions of difference and cosmopolitanism
  • Challenges existing ideas of the historiography of music in the United States

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