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The Brook Center is a scholarly facility associated with the doctoral program in music at
The City University of New York Graduate Center.

Current Brook Center projects include:
Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments
Ensemble for the Romantic Century Seminars
Foundation for Iberian Music
Foundation for French and Francophone Musical Cultures
Music in 21st-Century Society
Music in Gotham: The New York Scene
Pergolesi Research Center
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)
Research Center for Music Iconography (RCMI)
Xenakis Project of the Americas

Fandango Conference Reviewed in New Flamenco Magazine

La Musa y El Duende, a new international digital magazine on flamenco (featuring our very own visiting scholar Meira Goldberg as a US correspondent), has just put out its first issue, which includes a review of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s fall conference on the fandango!

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Granados Celebration Coverage in Nuvol

Digital Catalan magazine Nuvol has an article about Douglas Riva’s upcoming performance on April 29th at the Morgan Library and Museum, and about Granados’ time in New York and the Celebration at large. We are delighted to see the Foundation for Iberian Music’s many-time collaborator Benet Casablancas called “possibly the most important living Catalan composer” — “the Granados of […]

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Scruton Review in NY Review of Books

The New York Review of Books recently published an engaging review of Roger Scruton’s new book, Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left (Bloomsbury, 2016). The always provocative Scruton, as you will no doubt recall, was the guest speaker for the 2015 Lloyd Old and Constant Old lecture. He has written nearly fifty books, and the author of the review, Samuel Freeman, writes that Scruton is “after Richard Wollheim, the most significant British philosopher of aesthetics of the past fifty years.”

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Fandango Conference Papers (Apr, 2015) Published in Música oral del Sur

Proceedings from The Foundation for Iberian Music’s April 2015 conference and two day fandango extraveganza, “Spaniards, Indians, Africans, and Gypsies: The Global Reach of the Fandango in Song, Music, and Dance” (directed by visiting scholar K. Meira Goldberg), have been published in a special issue of Música oral del Sur (vol. 12, 2015).

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Enrique Granados in New York: Full Concert Online

Full video of the March 10th concert, “From Barcelona with Passion: Enrique Granados in New York,” with Perspectives Ensemble joined by Douglas Riva and Anna de la Paz, is now available online!

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Douglas Riva Solo Concert at the Morgan Library, Apr 29

Fans of romantic piano music will have one more opportunity this month to catch Douglas Riva performing Granados’ solo piano works, on April 29th, at the beautiful Morgan Library and Museum. Riva, for readers just joining us, is co-organizer of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s ongoing Granados centenary celebrations and one of the world’s foremost […]

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Chamber Music of Granados at the Hispanic Society

Next up in the docket for our continuing Granados Centennial festivities is a concert with Douglas Riva at the Hispanic Society of America, April 14th. Douglas will be performing selected chamber music of Enrique Granados with Erica Kiesewetter (violin) and Wolfram Koessel (cello). A reception will follow.

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Surveilling the Imagination: Akhmatova, Shostakovich, and the Plight of the Artist in Stalinist Russia

A seminar with Prof. Julia Trubikhina, Professor of Russian Literature at the Division of Russian and Slavic Studies at Hunter College, CUNY James Melo, musicologist for the Ensemble for the Romantic Century and Senior Editor at RILM Abstracts of Music Literature The seminar will examine the troubled relationship between artistic creation and totalitarianism through the […]

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