Sonia Gonzalo Delgado
Santiago Kastner and the Programming of Early Iberian Keyboard Music
2021; xxii, 314 pp. Hardcover; 16,5 x 24 cm.; inglés.
(DeMusica 27)
ISBN: 978-3-944244-97-6
64,- €

This book examines Santiago Kastner’s paramount role in applying musicology to performance from the 1930s to the 1980s. A British-born cosmopolitan man coming from a remarkable musical background –his family owned a pianola business–, his European tours as keyboard player during the 1930s and his activity as music critic in Lisbon during the early 1940s enabled Kastner to build an exceptional network that granted him appointments in Portuguese and Spanish institutions. From this position, Kastner was a scholar performer who painstakingly uncovered sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Iberian repertoire by means of its study, edition and interpretation. His impressive output, including music editions, academic literature, concert programmes and recordings, and his extensive collection of marked scores engages this research with the methodological framework of performance studies. Considering historical performance as an invention triggered by musicology and thus a product of contemporary musical performance, three case studies, focused on Seixas, Soler and Cabezón, delve into Santiago Kastner’s approach to the repertoire, into his pioneering attitude in the way that he applied musicological research to concert practice and into his impact in creating a performing tradition.




Part 1. Santiago Kastner and Iberian music

1. Karl Macarius Santiago Kastner (1908-1992)

A musical background

Arrival at the Iberian Peninsula

Converting to Catholicism

Assuming Wanda Landowska’s and Joaquín Nin’s legacies

From Barcelona to Lisbon

A place to settle

Touring Europe in the 1930s

2. Establishing Iberian musicology

Contribution to Spanish and Portuguese music

Advocating contemporary music in the early 1940s

Federico Mompou


Music critic in Lisbon

Commitments to Iberian musicology

The Instituto Español de Musicología

The Conservatório Nacional

The Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

3. Achievements of a lifetime of research

Os Menestréis de Lisboa and historical performance

Late publications and appointments: the reception of Santiago Kastner’s legacy


Part 2. Applied musicology on the spotlight: three case studies

4. Felicja Blumental and Spanish and Portuguese Keyboard Music: Nin, Kastner and performing editions of Iberian repertoire

Pioneering records of early Iberian keyboard music

Joaquín Nin and Classiques Espagnols du Piano

Santiago Kastner and Cravistas Portuguezes

The Iberian tradition in Spanish and Portuguese keyboard music

Felicja Blumental: Spanish and Portuguese Keyboard Music

Antonio Soler: Sonata in D major

Carlos Seixas: Toccata in E minor

5. Antonio Soler’s Seis conciertos de dos órganos obligados: Santiago Kastner and the critical edition in Spain

Seis conciertos de dos órganos obligados

Joaquín Nin, Ruggero Gerlin and Antonio Soler’s Troisième Concerto

Santiago Kastner and Concierto III para dos instrumentos de tecla

Implementing critical editions at the Instituto Español de Musicología

The Concierto III para dos instrumentos de tecla

E. Power Biggs and the first complete recording of Six concerti for two organs

The re-edition of Antonio Soler’s Seis conciertos de dos órganos obligados

6. From the archive to the concert hall: Santiago Kastner’s life-long Antonio de Cabezón project

Pedrell, Anglès and playing Antonio de Cabezón in the 1930s

Applying research to performance practice: programming, editing and recording

Pavana Italiana

Second Tiento del primer tono

Conclusion: the internationalization of Iberian repertoires

List of Works by Macario Santiago Kastner
Sources and Bibliography


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