When Latin Americans think of high art they do so primarily in terms of literature and the visual arts. In addition, the study of the first three centuries has until recently taken the back seat in the standard literature dealing with the music of that part of the world. This trend must be reversed for the lands south of the border to arrive at a broader understanding of their place in the world culture. This book attempts to redress the situation by providing the curious layman and the serious researcher with the tools to further clarify the role of cultivated music in the early life of the Ibero-American countries. It surveys the available historical data on personalities, events, and institutions that shaped the history of art music in Ibero-America (that is, its Spanish-speaking countries and Brazil) between the arrival of the Europeans in 1492 and 1850. This study of Music and Music Activities in Ibero-America to 1850 emphasizes historical data rather than musical analysis. Folk and popular music are mentioned only to the extent that they have affected the cultivated strains of Ibero-American music. Of interest to music historians and students of Ibero-American culture.
Daniel Mendoza de Arce has taught at several universities in the U.S. and abroad. He has done research on colonial Uruguayan as well as Puerto Rican art music and society, and has published widely on topics ranging from music aesthetics to the epistemology of the social sciences.
Chapter 1 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Chapter 2 PREFACE Chapter 3 INTRODUCTION Chapter 4 PART 1 The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, 1492-1700 Chapter 5 CHAPTER 1 Music from the Age of Discovery to 1700: Missionary Activity Chapter 6 CHAPTER 2 Cathedral Music Chapter 7 CHAPTER 3 Secular Music Chapter 8 PART 2 The Eighteenth Century, 1700-1800 Chapter 9 CHAPTER 4 Music in the Eighteenth Century: Military, Ceremonial, and Stage Music Chapter 10 CHAPTER 5 Chamber and Domestic Music, Public Concerts and Orchestral Music Chapter 11 CHAPTER 6 Religious Music: Music in the Cathedrals Chapter 12 CHAPTER 7 Music in the Confraternities and Missions Chapter 13 PART 3 The First Half of the Nineteenth Century, 1800-1850 Chapter 14 CHAPTER 8 Music in the Nineteenth Century to 1850: Outdoor, Patriotic, and Military Music Chapter 15 CHAPTER 9 Public Concerts and Orchestral Music, Salon and Chamber Music Chapter 16 CHAPTER 10 Theatrical Music Chapter 17 CHAPTER 11 Religious Music Chapter 18 CHAPTER 12 Music Education, Music Business, and Music Printing Chapter 19 NOTES Chapter 20 SOURCES Chapter 21 NAME INDEX Chapter 22 SUBJECT INDEX Chapter 23 ABOUT THE AUTHOR