Dice José Antonio Gómez, célebre profesor de forte-piano: “¿Y es esto todo lo que hay que tocar de más difícil?”
Author(s)Lazos, John G.
Mexico City Cathedral
José Antonio Gómez
José Antonio Gómez
Music and books on Music
DOAJ:Arts and Architecture
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AbstractTaking the sixteenth century as a point of departure, it can be said that Mexico has a vast and rich music tradition. However, not much is known about the musicians and the music from Independent Mexico, the nineteenth century. The name of José Antonio Gómez, for instance, appears in much of the music literature from and about this period, wherein the limited information presented tends to repeat itself. This essay examines Gómez in light of the existing literature and in relation to original documents from the Mexico City Cathedral and his own publications. Apart from showing his importance as one of the most prolific musicians of both the religious and secular milieus, it is the intention of this author to demonstrate how Gómez is a key figure to approach and understand the music period that has received least studies, a period that coincides with the origins of Mexico as a nation.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Tomando como punto de partida el siglo XVI, se puede decir que México cuenta con una vasta y rica tradición musical. Empero, poco se conoce de los músicos y la música del periodo del México Independiente, el siglo XIX. Por ejemplo, a pesar de que es normal encontrar el nombre de José Antonio Gómez en la literatura musical de este periodo, dicha información tiende a ser repetida y limitada. Este ensayo revisa parte de esta literatura para proceder así a cotejarla con fuentes de primera mano provenientes de la Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México como de sus propias publicaciones. En síntesis, además de demostrar la importancia como músico prolífico en los ámbitos religioso y secular, la intención del autor es presentar a Gómez como figura clave para acercarse y entender el periodo de la música que menos estudios ha recibido, periodo que coincide con los orígenes de México como nación.
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