IB3, a public television network of Spain’s Balearic Islands, has produced a new Catalan program dedicated to the Islands’ oral music and dance traditions. The program, called Aire, examines a unique tradition in each episode—such as el cant redoblat, els cossiers, and les gloses—looking at its historic place in the Islands and how it has evolved in the modern era. For example, episode 9, on el cant redoblat, visits with local musicians and scholars to provide an overview of the tradition and showcases the broad range of the style with several performances, from the truly traditional to modern rock.
In 2018 the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation celebrates the centennial of its founder, Barry S. Brook (1918–97). A musicologist with a global vision who lived and worked both in New York and in Paris, his scholarly interests were broad: His research covered secular music from the Renaissance, the 18th and […]