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

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.


Music Featured in 1935 Jazz Lecture

In 1935, Spanish composer and musicologist Baltasar Samper presented a series of groundbreaking lectures on jazz at l’Ateneu Polytechnicum de Barcelona and Discòfils at Associacio Pro-Música. Antoni Pizà is preparing a print edition of these lectures from Samper’s own notes. As a teaser, we have prepared a YouTube playlist of all of the recordings referenced in Samper’s talks.


Experimental Flamenco At La Nacional in June

K. Meira Goldberg, visiting scholar at the Foundation for Iberian Music and director of our “Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Gypsies” conference series, will be performing Sundays in June at La Nacional!


“The Soul of the Spanish Violin” Release and Residency

Recent Graduate Center graduate Eva León is celebrating the release of her album The Soul of the Spanish Violin (Naxos) this Wednesday at National Sawdust in Williamsburg. León completed her Doctor of Music with a dissertation on Joaquín Rodrigo, advised by Antoni Pizà. Her new album is all works by Rodrigo, performed with pianist Olga Vinokur, who is also joining León for the release concert.


María del Carmen Conference Website

We previously announced a new conference upcoming at the University of Murcia (Spain), celebrating Granados and his opera María del Carmen. This conference now has a website, so please bookmark it for future updates. An English version of the site is forthcoming. Paper proposals are being accepted through September 15, 2017.