Palavras-chave:Musical historiography, music research, Brazilian music, institutional history, century XX
The Revista Brasileira de Música (Brazilian Journal of Music) begins its ninth decade celebrating Brazilian music and its intersections with international musicological thought as well as its brotherhood with Latin America. The RBM consolidates its editorial policy of internationalization and democratization of access to knowledge, and seeks to promote the improvement of musicological approaches and to reformulate its interdisciplinary postures. This issue proposes the theme “Cosmoramas,” which evokes the various worldviews brought by music in its cultural, stylistic and ideological diversity, alongside a proposal for undisciplined science of music. The suggestive title “cosmoramas” appropriates the experience of those “installations” of the urban culture of the 19th-20th centuries, which simulated landscapes where people passed under special effects of optical devices and large painting panels, whose artificiosity can be equated with the “world view” brought by the musicological discipline.