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Foundation for Iberian Music

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Foundation for Iberian Music is a research foundation within the Barry Brook Center for Music Research, affiliated with the doctoral program in music at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The foundation sponsors concerts and lectures related to classical and popular music of Latin America and the Iberian peninsula, scholarly conferences, a visiting scholar program, composer commissions, an extensive archive of recordings, scores, and books.


The Foundation for Iberian Music is directed by Spanish musicologist Antoni Piza and notable members have included pianist Alicia de Larrocha.


  • Cuban Jazz workshop
  • Flamenco: The Art and the Life
  • Latin jazz piano master class
  • Latin Popular Music
  • Multicultural Spain: Studies in the Music of Catalonia, Andalusia and other Iberian Regions
  • Music of Three Cultures: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Medieval Spain
  • The Business of Latin Music: A Seminar
  • The Catalan Keyboard Tradition: From Soler to de Larrocha
  • The Great Spanish Opera Singers
  • The Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
  • The Catalan Piano Trio
  • Of Foxes and Hedgehogs: Music and the Worldview of Tolstoy's Fictions
  • Carlos Surinach and The Creation of Modern Dance in New York
  • Mateo Flecha's Ensaladas
  • Intimate Exiles: Chopin and George Sand in Majorca
  • Hybrid Barcelona: New music and new multicultural identities in Catalonia
  • Albéniz and the Rise of Spanish National Opera
  • Music in Spain around 1700: theatre music and cantata in context
  • The Beginnings of Jazz in Catalonia
  • Music in Catalonia During the War of the Succession
  • Music as a Cultural Weapon: Fighting for Ethnic Identities in Spain rom Canço to Rock and Rap (1960-2010)
  • Early Music Besalú: 2nd International Course on Early Music
  • Composers’ Rediscoveries, Concerts, & Lecture-Recitals

  • Antoni Parera Fons' Songbook
  • A tribute to Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002)
  • Barcelona Modernista: The music of Roberto Gerhard and Xavier Montsalvatge
  • Ernesto Halffter’s Centennial
  • Joaquim Homs Centennial
  • Julián Menéndez Rediscovered
  • Sylvia Torán in Concert: Iberian Piano Music
  • The Academia Marshall at 100: The Catalan Piano Tradition from Granados to Larrocha
  • The Complete Piano Music of Manuel de Falla
  • The Complete Piano Trios of Joaquín Turina
  • The Music of Rafael Rodríguez Albert (1902–79)
  • Spain’s New Generation: Mauricio Sotelo, Eneko Vadillo, Juan Manuel Artero, Roberto López
  • The Piano Music of Román Alís
  • The Popular Songs of García Lorca
  • Two-piano music from Spain
  • Óscar Esplá and the Guitar
  • Carlos Suriñach and the Creation of Modern Dance in New York
  • Sephardic Music Festival - Sephardic Scholar Series
  • Iberian Sacred Polyphony
  • Piano Trios from Brazil: Heitor Villa Lobos and Lorenzo Fernandez
  • Ricardo Viñes: Pianist and Visionary
  • The Travels of Tirant Lo Blanch: Music and Chivalric Splendor
  • Inside the Music: Salvador Brotons
  • New Approaches to the Music of José de Nebra with Luis Antonio González
  • Homage to Catalonia: In Celebration of the Centenary of Xavier Montsalvatge
  • Composer's Commissions

  • 2012: Dance, Song and Celebration: Homage to Xavier Montsalvatge by Benet Casablancas
  • 2011: Piano Work: Homage to Xavier Montsalvatge by Tania León
  • 2010: Songs of the Infinite by Miquel Àngel Roig-Francolí
  • 2009: Miguel Ángel Roig-Francolí
  • 2008: Mentum by Antoni Parera Fons
  • 2007: Hesperia by Anna Cazurra
  • 2006: Piano Trios by Román Alís
  • 2005: Piano Works by Josep Prohens
  • Book and Films Presentations

  • Mi vida saxual by Paquito D’Rivera
  • Music & Literature in the Spanish Caribbean: Tina Casanova’s books
  • Oscar Esplá in Belgium by Jan de Kloe
  • Sacred Passions: The Life and Music of Manuel de Falla by Carol A. Hess
  • Rap and the Cross (USA, 2004)
  • Bailaores (Italy, 2004)
  • Madrugada (USA, 2003)
  • The Fallen Nightingale by John W. Milton
  • Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano by Walter Aaron Clark
  • Trios Brasileiros by Damocles Trio
  • Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain by Susan Boynton
  • Federico Moreno Torroba: A Musical Life in Three Acts by Walter Aaron Clark and William Craig Krause
  • Round-tables, Lectures, & Panel Discussions

  • Arquitectura y Música: Una poética del espacio
  • Celebrating Don Quixote
  • Challenges and Trends in Hispanic Music Today: Nationalism, Multi-Nationalism, And Internationalism
  • Manuel de Falla's Concerto and Master Peter's Puppet Show: Two Unique Neoclassical Works From The 1920s
  • The Presence on the Past in the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
  • The Music of Al-Andalus Lecture by Reynaldo Fernández Manzano
  • Flamenco on Film
  • Exhibitions

  • A Lost Generation: Musicians and People of the Balearic Isles from the Alan Lomax Photo Archive
  • Music and Architecture in 20th Century Spain and Antoni Gaudí: Una visión poliédrica
  • Salvador Dalí: Dream of Venus. An Exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art
  • An Exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art
  • Conferences

  • Music in Art: Music Iconography as a Source for Music History
  • Music's Intellectual History: Founders, Followers, and Fads
  • Don Quixote: The First 400 Years
  • Romania, Enescu, Europe
  • Visiting Scholars & Composers in residence

  • Anna Cazurra
  • María Palacios
  • Iván Iglesias
  • Fátima Bethencourt
  • José Leopoldo Neri
  • Cristina Menzel
  • José Luis Palacios
  • Antoni Cotanda
  • Gonzalo Fernández Monte
  • Alejandra Pacheco
  • Amparo Porta
  • Francesc Vicens
  • Belén Vega Pichaco
  • María Ordiñana
  • Paula Bonet
  • Germán Gan Quesada
  • Contributing Composers

  • Eneko Vadillo
  • Juan Manuel Artero
  • Mauricio Sotelo
  • Paquito D’Rivera
  • Roberto López
  • Román Alís
  • Salvador Brotons i Soler
  • Tania León
  • Josep Prohens
  • Antoni Parera Fons
  • Benet Casablancas
  • Ana Cazurra
  • Salvador Brotons
  • Ensembles

  • Damocles Trio
  • Perspectives Ensemble
  • Celebrate Orchestra
  • Sendebar
  • Smadar
  • Asefa
  • Coral Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Orchestra of St. Luke
  • MAYA
  • Capella de Ministrers
  • References

    Foundation for Iberian Music Wikipedia

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