MUSIC IN MEXICO by Robert Stevenson


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Definitely for those on the inner musical track, this penetrating survey from the days of the Aztecs, when music had a high place as a part of sacred ritual, through the period of conquest when Spanish churchmen used the love of music to encourage conversion, to the post-revolutionary days and the present when music has come increasingly to be enjoyed as a separate art form... The author, a musicologist of standing, at the University of California, has done a fine job of research -- he quotes many sources -- the prolific accounts of Spanish missionaries are especially revealing in the earlier periods. In the latter sections of the book personalities and composers are given a hearing -- the author looks to a fine past and a fine future for music in Mexico. Notable for supplementary student reading, musicologists, and composers especially.

Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 1952
Publisher: Crowell