Traditions – Influences – Identities- Proceedings of the International Musicological Conference- July 4–7 2013, Iaşi (Romania)
Edited By Laura Vasiliu, Florin Luchian and Loredana Iatesen
Dan Dediu’s Artistic Identity Reflected in Frenesia and Mantrana
Mihaela-Georgiana BalanDepartment of Theoretical Music Studies“George Enescu” University of Arts IaşiStr. Horia 7–9, IaşiROMANIAmihaela.email@example.com
In the present paper, the author proposes an exploration of Dan Dediu’s orchestral works Frenesia op. 84 and Mantrana op. 94, starting from the complex personality of the composer, who made himself remarked as a central figure of the young generation of Romanian composers. His musical activity is spread in the last decades of the XXth century, his creation having a significant number of compositions until present (in 2000, at 33 years old, his creation had already reached the number 90). His musical universe and way of thinking can be characterized using terms such as originality, stylistic and aesthetical diversity, coherence, equilibrium, paradoxical synthesis between old and new, classical and experimental, usual and unusual, known and unexpected solutions. The purpose of this study is to surprise the essential aspects of his creative personality in two of his orchestral works (Frenesia op. 84 and Mantrana op. 94), beginning with the composing process, aesthetical vision, semantic function of the titles and connection between the external elements and the musical content itself.
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