This website contains writings dealing with quite a variety of topics related to music. With a few exception, they are not scholarly articles, although they are surely not meant to be
unscholarly. By that I mean, they are mostly short opinion pieces, or comments on historical facts, of the kind which would not be suitable for specialized journals. Scholarly
journals require a rather extensive and intensive treatment of the chosen subject, footnotes, bibliography, and all that does not usually attract the casual reader (the few pieces you find
here that are veritable articles, appeared in professional journals, are chosen among those that in my perception might interest a wider audience).
All articles you find here, short or long that they maybe (with or without footnotes) are however “musicological” in content. But meant as they also are to be easy reading, my hope is they
can show what a remarkable variety of topics musicologists are interested in. Music indeed can be approached from so many different angles, many more than one could mention off hand in a couple
However, let us face it, not many many people read books or scholarly articles in the field of musicology. Not even many musicians do that, although in principle they should be the first to be
attracted by scholarly discourse and research on the very "activity" they devote their life to. Nowhere like in music the divide between theory and practice seem so difficult to
Maybe after reading one of my short pieces someone, musician or "normal person", might be tempted to look for more a more systematic discussion of the same topics elsewhere. That is what I like to think might happen, maybe once in a while, with a bit of luck...
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