Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Establisher and Editor-in-Chief
Olympia Psychopedis-Frangou
Professor at the Department of Musical Studies
in Athens University
Musicology (Musicología) appeared in 1985 – before the Departments of Musical Studies to be established in Greek Universities. The journal was initiated by a group of musicologists and the editor-in-chief to date is Oly Psychopedis-Frangou. Musicology has been the first specialized periodical in post-war Greece and constituted a tribune for Greek musicologists and researchers. Seven out of nine members of the initial group have – in the meantime – become professors at Departments of Musical Studies in Greek Universities. Twice the Hellenic Ministry of Culture has subsidized Musicology, during the first period of its publication (Minister: Melina Merkouri). Several publishers offered their support to the journal:
  1. Odysseas: issues 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  2. Paratiritis (Papasarantopoulos, Thessaloniki): issues 5-6 and 7-8.
  3. Nissos (Society for Humanistic Studies, professor Gherasimos Kouzelis): issues 9, 10-11, 12-13, 20, 21 and 22.
  4. Nea Synora – Livanis S.A.: issue 14.
  5. Exandas Publications S.A.: issues 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19.
The issues published during the first two periods of Musicology (issues 1 to 8) are out of print. Issues 9 to 13 and 20 to 22 are available by Nissos publications, issue 14 is available by Nea Synora – Livanis S.A. publishing house, and issues 15 to 19 are available by Exandas Publications S.A.


In the meantime, the Advisory Board of Musicology grew to 28 members, including younger musicologists and members of the international community of scholars. Contributors of the periodical are almost all Greek musicologists.
Aims of Musicology today (in a period stamped by the development of academic and non-academic institutions of musical culture) are:
  1. The development of research and the encouragement of local musicological potential.
  2. The establishment of links with academic curricula.
  3. The expansion of collaboration in order to participate in international musicological community.
  4. The participation in international research.
Musicology (Musicología) remains a pluralistic journal in terms of contributors and trends and includes all musicological fields, while emphasizing on Aesthetics, Philosophy and Sociology of music. Musicology has published over 150 original papers and translations in Greek on epistemology, Aesthetics, Sociology and Philosophy of music. Papers on ethnomusicology, pedagogics, as well as systematic, historical and analytical on European and Greek music have also been published (about 40 papers on Greek Art, Folk and Byzantine music have been published for the first time in Musicology). Besides, Musicology introduced for the first time in Greece reviews from the international musicological literature.
Musicology publishes also the abstracts of all papers (in English) and biographical notes of the contributors. The electronic version of Musicology (in English and in Greek) includes the editorials, the abstracts and the biographical notes, as well as short versions of the book reviews. Through the web pages of the journal the possibilities are broadened for communication and access to published papers and issues.
The editorials record the history of the journal. The first issue of Musicology (1985) includes a symbolic reference to the centennial from the foundation of Vierteljahresschrift für Musikwissenschaft by Guido Adler (and other scholars) that marked the establishment of musicology as a contemporary academic discipline.

The emblem of Musicology (Musicología):

The emblem of Musicology is Margarita Philosophica. On the contemporary level of musicological research this emblem implies new contents. Margarita Philosophica
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