November 16, 2009


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

Granados Piano Sheet Music Now Available on Mobile

There is some exciting news from Barcelona’s Editorial Boileau, which publishes Douglas Riva’s Granados editions. This past spring, they finally released their long-awaited Granados sheet music app, available for iPad, which makes available the complete piano works of Enrique Granados. Users may purchase individual pieces or the entire collection in-app. It’s a great app that […]


Granados Conference Papers Published in Diagonal

Diagonal, the journal of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside, has published selected papers from last year’s Granados conference (held March 10, 2016, at the Graduate Center), in a special issue dedicated to the Granados centennial celebration. 


Upcoming Gig from Resident Artist

This Sunday, the 20th—the day of the solar eclipse!—Samuel Torjman Thomas will perform with Alon Nechustan at the City Winery, for their Klezmer Brunch. Their duo is called Traveling in Pairs.  Brunch begins at 11 am; admission is $10.


Angel Gil-Ordóñez in the Washington Post

Angel Gil-Ordóñez was featured recently in both The Washington Post’s daily and its magazine. Gil-Ordóñez is a long-time collaborator with the Foundation for Iberian Music, through his work as director of our resident Perspectives Ensemble. When not in NYC with Perspectives, Gil-Ordóñez works in Washington DC with the PostClassical Ensemble, which he directs and co-founded.


Fundacion Juan March Live Stream, Sep 19

September 19th, Fundación Juan March Madrid will unveil its new season of events. This presentation will be live streamed on the Fundación website at 12 pm (Madrid time). One of the new events to be announced is the premiere of a re-discovered musical work by Tomás Bretón  (Salamanca, 29 December 1850–Madrid, 2 December 1923), the […]


Announcing the 3rd Biennial Fandango Conference: Veracruz, April 2019

Save the date! We are thrilled to announce that the third biennial gathering in the Foundation for Iberian Music’s fandango conference series, tentatively titled Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Gypsies: Transatlantic Rhythms in Music, Song, and Dance will take place in Veracruz, Mexico, April 11 – 13, 2019


Review of “La música invisible” in Madrid’s ABC

Antoni Pizà has a new book review in Madrid’s nationally distributed newspaper, ABC.  In the June 23 , issue, he gives a glowing review of La música invisible (Fórcola, 2017), by musicologist and ABC contributor, Stefano Russomanno.  Subtitled “en busca de la armonía de las esferas,” La música invisible investigates 20 milestones in music history that exemplify Pythagoras’s music of the spheres, the invisible music that governs the universe.


Pollença Festival, August 2017

Mallorca’s Pollença Festival will soon begin is 56th year! The festival occurs each August in the town of Pollença and features a wide variety of classical performances at the beautiful cloister of the Convent of Santo Domingo. This international festival features symphonies, chamber ensembles, and early music consorts throughout the month of August. The Foundation for Iberian Music’s director, Antoni Pizà, has written program notes for many of this year’s concerts.