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The Works of Richard Oschanitzky

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Alex Vasiliu

The Works of Richard Oschanitzky analyses the German-Romanian composer and pianist’s output in the context of Socialist Romania (1965 to 1979). By the means of music historiography, archive research and musicological analyses, the composer’s contributions to the symphonic/chamber jazz genres, pioneering role in ethno-jazz and film music scores are analysed. The book lays particular stress on Richard Oschanitzky’s attempt to find common ground between European academic music and American jazz, as exemplified in his symphonic jazz works. The Romanian edition of this book has raised awareness of the musical potential to be retrieved, resulting in additional audio-visual products, such as documentary films and new CD editions of his work. It has become part of the academic curriculum for the course History of Jazz, taught at the George Enescu University of Arts in Iaşi, Romania.
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A. Dictionaries, encyclopedia, monographs, analytical studies

A Dictionary of Twenty-Century Composers, Thompson, K., London Faber, 1973.

Dicţionar de termeni muzicali (Dictionary of musical terms), Editura Ştiinţifică şi Enclopedică, Bucureşti 1984.

Dictionary of contemporary music, John Vinton, E.P.Dutton & co., New York, 1974.

Dictionnaire de la Musique. Science de la musique. Formes, Techniques, Instruments, vol. I, II, sous la direction de Marc Honegger, Bordas 1976.

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