Musicology (Musicología) completes its first year of issuing. It is rather early to express some thoughts about the concrete function of this periodical for music. Yet, the experience so far indicates that this attempt bears fruit – slowly but stably. Thus, on one hand all interested parts become conscious of the journal. On the other hand, the essential gap in publications and literature concerning music – partly filled by Musicology – is realized. The make up of the content and the pluralistic character of Musicology resulted somehow as self-evident, considering the needs and the conditions that dominate in the field. This way, the outcome may not be compared with similar periodicals published abroad, some of them being particularly specialized and others being rather informative and popularized.
Musicology (Musicología) stands somewhere in-between, trying to introduce certain issues from the field of international musicology. At the same time this periodical tries to present the life and work of Greek composers that still remain unknown to most of the people (the paper on M. Varvoglis, published in vol. 2/1985 – the second issue of Musicology – represents the beginning of an attempt that we hope it will be continued with papers on other composer of Greek art music).
In this issue four papers concerning the work of two composers are published: Georg Friedrich Händel (Halle an der Saale, 23 February 1685 – London, 14 April 1759) – a world figure in baroque music, and Alban Berg (9 February 1885 – 24 December 1935, Vienna) – one of the main representatives of the Second Vienna School. The anniversaries of both composers are celebrated this year. The chronological table with the most important dates in the life and work of the baroque triumvirate – Bach, Händel and Scarlatti, the paper about Händel and the list of his works, as well as the paper on the historic perception of Serse, represent the contribution of Musicology to the 300th anniversary of the composers birth.
Musicology introduces an important part from the cultural history of Hamburg, the city where several important composers – like Telemann, Gluck and Händel – have lived and worked. Finally, in this issue appears an analysis of King Priam by Sir Michael Tippett – performed in Herodus Atticus Theater in Athens by Covent Garden.

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