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Musical Romania and the Neighbouring Cultures

Traditions – Influences – Identities- Proceedings of the International Musicological Conference- July 4–7 2013, Iaşi (Romania)


Edited By Laura Vasiliu, Florin Luchian and Loredana Iatesen

This book represents the volume of the International Musicological Conference «Musical Romania and Neighbouring Cultures. Traditions, Influences, Identities», which took place in Iaşi (Romania) and was organised by the George Enescu University of Arts Iaşi in collaboration with the International Musicological Society. The volume includes 35 papers of 38 authors who represent academic centres in Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Romania. The diverse topics include ancient Romanian, Balkan or East-European music, music iconography, Byzantine and folkloristic traditions, as well as modern and contemporary music. The articles propose theoretical and methodological documentation on the interactions between liturgical, folkloric and academic works within this multicultural space.
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The Requiem Genre in the Romanian Composers Output of the 20th Century


Petronela AndrieşDepartment of Theoretical Music Studies“George Enescu” University of Arts IaşiStr. Horia, Iaş


This study materializes in an analytical review embroidered around structural features and aesthetic history of religious music semantic funereal character, born in the romanian area during the modern era. The adhesion to the subject named The Requiem Genre in Romanian Composers Output of the 20th Century, is justified by the valuable contributions of many of Romanian composers who devoted religious creation in this segment time brought them for perpetuating a genre that has evolved over time continuously and became emblematic to the musical culture of 20th century. In order to sensible information theoretical arguments associated with this issue, we transplanted discursive thread in the exact plan of funeral music composers imagined by Nicolae Bretan, Marţian Negrea, Sabin Drăgoi, Zeno Vancea, Max Eisikovits, Myriam Marbé, Ştefan Niculescu, Gheorghe Ştefănescu, Eduard Terényi, Valentin Timaru or Wilhelm Georg Berger, by whose progress we can highlight those who given specific emotional contexts symbolic and semantic system proved by quoted authors for the achievement of operas truly representative of the Romanian tradition of religious music as well as Western tradition millennial genre requiem.


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