The Revue de Musicologie. An example and a mirror for Spanish research

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Abstract

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the links between Spanish and French culture were remarkably close. The appearance of the Revue de musicologie encouraged Spanish musicologists to put an end to the absence of an official structure for their professional research. This article treats the progressive development of Spanish musicology, first, by means of personal initiatives, then, by means of the inculcation of the discipline into libraries and universities, which had the result of increasing the number of research scholars. The Revue de musicologie found an echo in the Spanish press as from the publication of the first issue, thanks to the mentions it received in articles by such scholars as Rafael Mitjana, Adolfo Salazar, and José Subirá. Relations between Spanish and French scholars were furthered by such international figures as Higini Anglès, Joaquim Nin Castellanos, and Emili Pujol. After the dramatic halt caused by the Spanish Civil War, the group of research scholars assembled by Anglès, in Barcelona, succeeded in renewing contacts with France, through the good offices of the Institut espagnol de musicology and the journal Anuario Musical, whose objectives were in large measure similar to those announced by the Revue de musicologie.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-614
JournalRevue de Musicologie
Volume103
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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