Document Type



Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor's Name

Rafael Padron

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

David Dolata

Third Advisor's Name

Joel Galand

Fourth Advisor's Name

William D. Hardin


Leo Brouwer, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Classical Guitar, 20th-century music, Neo-classicism, Neo-simplicity, Neo-romanticism, Recital, Chamber music, Concerto

Date of Defense



This thesis presents extended program notes for a recorded graduate classical guitar recital consisting of the following works for solo guitar with string quartet and chamber orchestra: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Quintet for Guitar and Strings, Op. 143; Leo Brouwer: Concerto No. 3 (“Elegiaco”). Both works are pioneering and invaluable contributions to guitar literature. Tedesco’s Quintet for Guitar and Strings, Op. 143 is the first quintet ever composed to properly showcase the virtuosity of the guitar within a chamber setting. Concerto “Elegiaco” demonstrates the refinement of Leo Brouwer’s use of post-modern tonality and minimalism within classical form, and showcases his unique compositional style.

Recitalprogram.pdf (90 kB)
Recital program with program notes

01 - Track1.MP3 (45479 kB)
02 - Track2.MP3 (11701 kB)
03 - Track3.MP3 (15237 kB)
04 - Track4.MP3 (9159 kB)
05 - Track5.MP3 (11540 kB)