New Essay Collection In Honor of Zdravko Blažeković Last week, at a surprise reception held at New York’s Cosmopolitan Club, a new essay collection in honor of the Brook Center’s Zdravko Blažeković (RCMI) was revealed to him. The book, Music Cultures in Sounds, Words, and Images (Hollitzer 2018), was prepared and published completely unbeknownst to Blažeković. Music Cultures is a beautiful, full color volume edited by Antonio Baldassarre and Tatjana Marković. It features essays on music iconography from scholars around the world, including Barbara Dobbs MacKenzie and Tina Frühauf of the Brook Center, Graduate Center professor emeritus Allan W. Atlas, and Foundation for Iberian Music director Antoni Pizà. The book is currently available in Europe and Australia.