Fernández de la Cuesta (y González de Prado), Ismael
- Robert Stevenson
(b Neila, Province of Burgos, Dec 11, 1939). Spanish musicologist and choral conductor. While an intern at the Benedictine monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos he was head boy chorister. From 1958 to 1962 he studied at the Solesmes abbey, where his teachers included Dom Joseph Gajard. On returning to Silos he was appointed director of the monastic choir, which had a triumphal début in Madrid in 1972. In 1973–4 he studied the Mozarabic codices in the British Library and translated Salinas’s epochal treatise into Spanish. He resumed secular status in 1975, and in the summer of 1978, after numerous teaching appointments, joined the faculty of the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música at Madrid and in 1983 rose to tenured professor of Gregorian chant. He became a member of the three-person editorial board of the Diccionario de la música española e hispanoamericana in 1988.
Elected president of the Spanish Musicological Society in ...