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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)


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 Cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues. Modern Interpretations in the Russian Music


Gabriela VlahopolDepartment of Theoretical Music Studies„George Enescu“ University of Arts IaşiStr. Horia 7–9, Iaş


Although the pair prelude-fugue is naturally associated with Bach’s Well-tempered clavier, modern treatments applied to fugues and to other forms belonging to the Baroque were relatively common in the 1920s and the 1930s. The waning interest for the imitative polyphonic composition in the second half of the 20th century was compensated by the emergence in European musical cultures of several valuable collections. This study concerns the Russian musical space and two representative works from the sequence of modern reinterpretations of the cycle of preludes and fugues composed after 1950: 24 Preludes and fugues, Op. 87 by Dmitri Shostakovich and 24 Preludes and fugues Op. 29 and Op. 45 (1970) by Rodion Shchedrin.


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