publication . Other literature type . Article . 2006

Lovers And Rulers, The Real And The Surreal: Harmonic Metaphors In Silvio Rodriguez¿S Songs.

Manabe, Noriko;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
This article, which analyzes 136 of Silvio Rodríguez's over 500 songs and provides a close reading of seventeen, highlights musical patterns that recur in songs with similar themes across three periods: 1967-1970, when Rodríguez was censured; 1971-1989, when nueva trova became institutionalized; and post-1990, in Cuba's Special Period. Differing viewpoints and emotions are often set in different keys ("Debo partirme en dos" (1969)); songs with a political message are set in simple repeating patterns ("Resumen de noticias" (1969)); and many of his love songs are highly chromatic or harmonically unstable ("Ojalá" (1969)). Double-plagal progressions often signify f...
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Article . 2006
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