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date: 15 November 2019

Cosma, Viorellocked

  • Tiberiu Alexandru
  • , revised by Ruxandra Arzoiu


(b Timişoara, Romania, March 30, 1923). Romanian musicologist and lexicographer. He produced the first dictionaries of Romanian musicians, Muzicieni din România, in ten volumes (Bucharest, 1989–2011). He studied at the Timişoara Municipal Conservatory (1929–32) and the Bucharest Conservatory (1945–50), where his teachers included I. Dumitrescu (theory), M. Jora (harmony, counterpoint, and form), D.D. Botez (choral training), C. Silvestri (conducting), and Z. Vancea (music history). He then became a professor at the Alberto della Pergolla Conservatory, Bucharest (1945–7), and conducted several amateur choirs and orchestras in the city. He subsequently became head of the music department of the library of the Romanian Academy (1951–2) and taught at various Bucharest music schools (1951–63). He was successively appointed assistant lecturer (1951–2), lecturer (1964–71), and reader (since 1972) in the history of music at Bucharest Conservatory. From ...

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