Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Croatia

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Croatia

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In 2011, Hrvatska udruga muzickih knjiznica, arhiva i dokumentacijskih centara (the Croatian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML), which is the the Croatian National Branch of IAML still has a modest number of members: 11 individual and 5 institutional - all from music libraries. Our administration consists of President Zeljka Radovinovic (Academy of Music in Zagreb Library), Secretary Aleksandra Meznaric Karafin (Academy of Music in Zagreb Library), and Treasurer Nada Bezic (Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb)

We held a general assembly, four 'analogue' meetings, and numerous 'digital consultancies' via e-mail.

In a year of a hard recession, we were proud to be able to develop a web site on Franjo Ksaver Kuhac (www.kuhac.net) to the Croatian musicological and librarians comunity. The website is in both Croatian and English.

Kuhac: was one of the most important, interesting and versatile personalities in Croatian musical culture of the second half of the 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century. Ethnomusicology, Comparative Musicology, Music Criticism, Aesthetics of Music, Musical Didactic, Historiography, Lexicography and Composition were just some his fields of interest. The web site was designed to complement the Franjo Ksaver Kuhac (1834-1911) project, led by the Croatian branch of IAML, and funded by the Croatian ministry of culture, marking the centennial of his death. …

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