- Viorel Cosma
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(b Turnu-Măgurele, March 11, 1929). Romanian musicologist. He studied at the Bucharest Conservatory (1950–55) and later pursued a doctorate in musical aesthetics in Moscow (1957–61), where he defended his thesis Despre conținutul filosofic al muzicii (‘On the Philosophic Content of Music’), which was published in Russian (Moscow, 1962). He was musical editor at the Contemporanul magazine in Bucharest (1951–7, 1961–3) and taught at the Bucharest Conservatory (1955–75) and the Faculty of Theology in Sibiu (1975–7). In 1977 he moved to Germany, where he later founded and ran Musicosophia International School in Sankt-Peter/Schwarzwald (1979), an aesthetic movement based on the technique of creative music listening. He has given lectures in Romania, Germany, Spain, France, England, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and the USA. Many of his writings engage directly with his understanding of Musicosophia.