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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 Principles of Byzantine Iconography in Byzantine Musical Art


Petruţa Maria CoroiuDepartment of Musical Performance and PedagogyTransilvania University BraşovStr. Eroilor 29, Braş


The art with religious profile is the materialization of a theology of beauty, as it is the Byzantine music and iconology. Theological and stylistic parallels that can be drawn between the two fields refer to the same reality beyond the aesthetic ideal of beauty: the authentic, prayerful beauty. The icon and the liturgical chant are confessions of faith, not only forms of art.


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