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Angi, Ştefan [Angi István]free

(b Ojdula, 16 Oct 1933)
  • Gabriel Banciu
  •  and Cristina Şuteu

Romanian music aesthetician and musicologist. He is considered the founder of musical aesthetics in Romania. Ştefan Angi studied at Cluj-Napoca Conservatory (1953–8) where his teachers included Márkos Albert (music theory), Jodál Gabor (harmony), Max Eisikovits (counterpoint), Jagamas János (forms), Földes László (aesthetics), Lakatos István and Benkő András (music history), Zsurka Péter (violin), Ana Voileanu-Nicoară (chamber music), Antonin Ciolan (orchestral ensemble), and Szenik Ilona (folklore). He then studied at Lomonosov Moscow State University (1963–5), with the philosopher Valentin Ferdinandovich Asmus, where he graduated with a dissertation on Music and Affectivity and took the PhD in Romania in 1966. In 1958 he joined the academic staff of Cluj-Napoca Conservatory and between 1976 and 1986 was the dean of the Theoretic Faculty. He was awarded the ‘Cultural Merit’ medal (1970) and the ‘Romanian Academy Award’ (1977). Angi is a permanent correspondent on serial radio broadcasts, has published more than 100 articles, and has attended 70 conferences – on musicology, philosophy, and aesthetics.


  • Zene és esztétika [Music and aesthetics] (Cluj-Napoca, 1975)
  • Az esztétikum zeneisége [Musicality of aesthetics] (Cluj-Napoca, 2001)
  • A zenei szépség modelljei [Models of musical beauty] (Cluj-Napoca, 2003)
  • Értéktől jelentésig [From value to significance] (Cluj-Napoca, 2004)
  • Prelegeri de estetică muzicală [Lectures on musical aesthetics] (Oradea, 2004)
  • Fotografii la minut din atelierele compozitorilor clujeni [Snapshots from workshops of composers in Cluj] (Cluj-Napoca, 2008)
  • A harmónia marad [Harmony remains] (Oradea, 2013)
  • Site de in: Scrieri despre muzică [Linen strainers: writings about music] (Cluj-Napoca, 2013)
  • Cornel Țăranu: Mărturisiri mozaicate, studii, eseuri [Cornel Ţăranu: mosaic-like confessions, studies, and essays] (Cluj-Napoca, 2014)


  • G. Bretter: ‘A Mindenesek Kálváriája’ [The calvary of everyone], Itt És Mást [Here is something else] (Bucharest, 1975), 458–64
  • I. Kiraly, ed.: Világirodalmi lexikon [Universal literary lexicon], vol.4, (Budapest, 1975), 12–13
  • G. Rácz: ‘Esztétika és valóság’ [Aesthetics and reality], Utunk [Our journey], vol.42 (1975), 152–62
  • P. Egyed: ‘Kisérlet rendszere’ [Assessment system], Echinox, vols.1–2 (1976), 18
  • H. Riemann: Brockhaus-Riemann: Zenei Lexikon [Musical lexicon] (Budapest, 1983), 458–64
  • V. Cosma: Enciclopedia muzicii româneşti [Encyclopedia of Romanian music] (Bucharest, 2005)
  • V. Cosma: Muzicieni din România: Lexicon bio-bibliografic. Addenda [Musicians from Romania: bio-bibliographic lexicon: addenda] (Bucharest, 2011)
  • C. Şuteu: ‘Gânduri, Cuvinte, Fapte: Dialog cu Ştefan Angi (I)’ [Thoughts, words, facts: dialogue with Stefan Angi (I)], Actualitatea muzicală [The music news] (2016), no.9, pp. 2–4,
  • C. Şuteu: ‘Gânduri, Cuvinte, Fapte: Dialog cu Ştefan Angi (II)’ [Thoughts, words, facts: dialogue with Stefan Angi (II)], Actualitatea muzicală [The music news] (2016), no.10, pp. 24–5,
  • D. Rotaru: Ştefan Angi (Angi István),