International University of Andalusia
PRESENTATION OF THE COMMEMORATIVE BOOK OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF FeMAUB
“Me enamoran en Jaén”
XXV Aniversario del Festival de Música Antigua de Úbeda y Baeza
coords. Javier Marín-López y Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita
(ed. Diputación Provincial de Jaén)
This anthology of studies, prepared by an international and multidisciplinar team of authors, outlines the process of emergence, transformation and consolidation of the Festival de Música Antigua de Úbeday Baeza (FeMAUB). The impulse of the cultural twinning policies of both cities, the musical tradition of Úbeda and Baeza, and the flourishing of the early music revival in Spain in the 1990s were key factors in that process. The book also stresses the multiplicity of uses and functions associated with music festivals—in their different models—, their growing development and impact on contemporary society, and the need for academic research from the paradigm of the “festival studies”, with the theoretical and methodological challenges that this implies. For the first time, a comprehensive evaluation of the FeMAUB is offered from different perspectives, including a complete directory of concerts and participating artists, testimonies from the different social actors, literary and musical works dedicated to the event, a photographic gallery and a selection of musical criticisms on Festival concerts. among other issues.