Francoism and the republican Eexiles: the case of the composer Julián Bautista (1901–61)

Moreda Rodriguez, E. (2011) Francoism and the republican Eexiles: the case of the composer Julián Bautista (1901–61). Twentieth-Century Music, 8(2), pp. 153-173. (doi:10.1017/S1478572212000060)




Exile studies in musicology have generally focused on Central European exiles fleeing from Nazism; at the same time studies of the Republican exile following the Spanish Civil War have tended to deal primarily with writers rather than musicians. This article intends to address both these areas of neglect by focusing on the composer Julia´n Bautista, who settled in Buenos Aires in 1940. In the late 1950s, after more than a decade of oblivion in his home country, Bautista, like other anti-Francoist exiles, started to become the object of interest again in Spain, an interest which continued after the composer’s death in 1961. By exploring Bautista’s presence in the Francoist musical press and in high-profile, state-sponsored events such as the Festivales de Música de América y España, I shall explore the reasons for his rehabilitation – reasons that, far from amounting to straightforward liberalization, seem to have been closely aligned with the strategies of the régime, and the cultural values and historical narratives that underpinned them.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Spanish music, Francoism, exile studies, historiography, Spain, Julián Bautista
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Moreda Rodriguez, Dr Eva
Authors: Moreda Rodriguez, E.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Journal Name:Twentieth-Century Music
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1478-5730
Published Online:31 July 2012
First Published:First published in Twentieth-Century Music 8(2):153-173
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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