The Thematic Catalogue of the works of José Maurício Nunes Garcia
the need for its revision and updating
The Thematic Catalogue of the works by José Maurício Nunes Garcia, published in 1970, by Cleofe Person de Mattos, is a milestone in Brazilian musicology. Firstly, for bringing to the foreground the huge output of the carioca black composer. Secondly, for establishing a new methodological standard for similar enterprises. After 50 years of its publication, though, it is necessary its revision and updating, including items like the possible reorganization of the entries, the inclusion of new entries or works, the individualization of the sources, and many others. For the revision, the documents in the Acervo Cleofe Person de Mattos will be very important, not only to understand the decisions of the scholar in its pioneer research, but also as repository of many of the music sources used in her research.
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