• Guitarra
15.03.2024 | 9:30pm | Auditório José Grácio | Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade de Aveir
Francisco José Gil OrtizOrtiz's Doctoral Program in Music exams will be held at the José Grácio Auditorium - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, on March 15, 2024, at 9.30 a.m., with the theme "The soloist requinta in Spanish music: Collection, musical analysis and technical-interpretative proposal".


The jury for the PhD Thesis of Francisco José Gil Ortiz
  • Prof. Dr. Luís Filipe Leal de Carvalho, Assistant Professor at the Universidade de Aveiro and researcher at INET-md (advisor)
  • Prof. Dr. António Labrincha Baptista, Cathedral Professor at the Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Nuno Fernandes Pinto, Coordinating Professor at the Instituto Políténico do Porto
  • Prof. Dr. Bruno César Pinto Madureira, Musician Sergeant at the Instituto Universitário Militar
  • Prof. Dr. Sara Carvalho Aires Pereira, Associate Professor at the Universidade de Aveiro and researcher at INET-md
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Duarte Streitová, Assistant Professor at the Universidade de Aveiro


The E-flat clarinet as soloist in Spanish music: compilation, musical analysis and technical-interpretative proposal

This dissertation examines the Spanish repertoire for E-flat clarinet, the smallest instrument in the clarinet family, in its role as a soloist. The aim was to contribute to its knowledge and dissemination since this role is not as developed as in the case of the B-flat clarinet.

To this end, a catalog comprising Spanish and international works for E-flat clarinet was compiled. Secondly, a representative corpus of Spanish music was analyzed to define its musical characteristics. Finally, taking into account the fact that clarinetists play the E-flat clarinet as a secondary instrument and that the E-flat and B-flat clarinets are morphologically and acoustically different, we propose technical solutions to difficulties found in the analyzed works. This is illustrated by employing representative sound examples.

The present research has revealed a large body of music, more extensive than it was initially thought, with more than 480 works, of which almost fifty are from Spain. These are varied in style and mostly of recent composition, but not overtly avant-garde. The numerous alternatives suggested to the E-flat clarinet technique (different from the usual B-flat clarinet) illustrate the dissimilarities between the two instruments, justifying the specific approach to the technique of the instrument analyzed in this research. Therefore, the objective is to contribute to consolidating the specific technique of the E-flat clarinet, which will hopefully lead to optimizing the interpretation of its repertoire.