Review (of Book, Film, Etc.)
La imagen de nuestros músicos: Del Siglo de Oro a la Edad de Plata is a hefty compilation of 681 portraits of Spanish composers from the Renaissance to the present. The illustrations are organized in four large chapters: "Del siglo de oro a la ilustración", covers the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries; "El primer romanticismo" and "El segundo romanticismo", deal with the first and second half of the 19th century; the final section, "Los músicos de nuestro siglo" focuses on the 20th century. If my numbers are correct, the earliest composer included in the study is the polyphonist Cristóbal de Morales (d. 1553); the more recent generations, on the other hand, are represented by the nonagenarian, twelve-tone composer Joaquim Homs.
This review was originally published in Music in Art, available at https://www.jstor.org/stable/41563342