Volume 29/1 - January-June 2016

Music in the Luso-Brazilian space

The main theme “Music in the Luso-Brazilian space”, of this volume, clings with a set of studies presented earlier in this journal, “Repercussions from the long eighteenth century” (RBM, v. 23, n. 2, July-Dec. 2010), and offers another set of articles focusing on the historical, musical, cultural and musicological relations between Brazil and Portugal. These volumes are also related to the perspective presented in the previous volume (RBM, v. 28, n. 2, July-Dec. 2015) as it integrates the “world system” (Wallerstein) through musical practices belonging to institutionalized structures of knowledge, also historically situated, which, however, contain in itself possibilities of repositioning the relations between “center” and “periphery, as well as of reinventing worldviews.


Volume 28/2 - July-December 2015

World System

This volume refers to the socio-cultural relations of music in different geo-cultural contexts. The term “world system” is borrowed from the sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein with the aim of suggesting that this set of texts can be read from the perspective of their subjects as part of a larger system, which resulted in institutionalized structures of knowledge, historically situated, and brought by capitalism, resulting in worldviews and relations between “center” and “periphery”.


Volume 28/1 - January-June 2015


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 optical appliances and large painting panels, whose artificiosity can be equated with the “world view” brought by the musicological discipline.


Volume 27/2 - July-December 2014

Popular music: history, ethnography and sociology

The Revista Brasileira de Música (Brazilian Journal of Music) is pleased to present this issue with the main theme “Popular music: history, ethnography and sociology”, which continues a realm of research, previously presented in the issue “Music in urban spaces”, and furthers some approaches that have engaged musicology recently. The articles in this issue discuss the urban popular music in Brazil, and some of its representative movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Volume 27/1 - January-June 2013

Commemorative edition of the 80th anniversary of RBM

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Volume 26/2 - October 2013

Music in urban spaces

The theme of each issue expresses the convergence of topics, theoretical or methodological frameworks of the selected texts. This issue proposes the theme “Music in urban spaces”, and presents some approaches that have engaged musicology recently, alongside other approaches that have occupied music research for a longer time. The articles that make up this issue deal with musical contexts of the Americas and Europe.


Volume 26/1 - Jun 2013

Sense, style and idiomaticism

Thiss volume celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Revista Brasileira de Música consists of articles that contribute to the understanding of the historical, political and institutional context in which this jornal was created, as well as the trajectory of its main editor, Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo.


Volume 25/2 - October 2012

Religiosity and secularization

This issue of the Revista Brasileira de Música (Brazilian Journal of Music), under the theme “Religiosity and secularization”, deals with the production and reception of musical genres in liturgical and secular contexts, the ongoing redefinition of the social function of music, from the traditions of the Iberian and Luso-Brazilian colonial period to their redirection to European cosmopolitan models, especially in the period of transition from monarchy to republic in Brazil. It requires attention to the reciprocal relationship between religious music committed to secular affections and secular music committed to religious affections.


Volume 25/1 - Jun 2012

Analyses of popular music

This issue of RBM poses the theme “Analyses of popular music” and proposes an approach to musical analysis toward cultural criticism, reiterating the possibilities of dialogue and reconciliation of theoretical and political positions put in alleged confrontations and antagonisms.


Volume 24/2 - October 2012

Tradition and innovation in the twentieth century

This issue of RBM poses the theme “Tradition and innovation in the twentieth century.” It presents critical and analytical perspectives relevant to the study of music in Brazil during the period, particularly focusing on the challenges of innovation and the search for tradition, whether in the context of the construction of national identity or at a later time when expressing a will to break free of those aesthetic and ideological ties. May this volume grant to its readers a significant encounter with musical analysis and musico-historical criticism.


Volume 24/1 - Jun 2011

The long nineteenth century

This volume presents the guiding theme “The long nineteenth century”, and proposes critical reflections on issues related to music in Brazil during that period, focusing particularly on identity and alterity from different perspectives as approached by cultural criticism, reception history, sociology, style studies, cultural history, and popular music studies.


Volume 23/2 - October 2010

Repercussions of the long eighteenth century

This volume launches the guiding theme “Repercussions of the long eighteenth century”, and presents studies of general and specific interest.

Volume 23/1 - April 2010

The contents of this volume presents critical issues, including the concept of authorship in the West and its ramifications in music – of special interest to musicology – and the concepts of social reality of everyday life and musical socialization process – in the realm of music education.