About the Journal
ARTES. JOURNAL OF MUSICOLOGY publishes research studies in major fields of musicology: Music History, Music Theory, Music Analysis, Musical Aesthetics, Ethnomusicology, Musical Byzantinology, Theory of musical performance.
Conceived as a volume of studies in the theory of art (music, theatre, fine arts), the 1st issue of ARTES magazine was published by the "George Enescu" University of Arts in Iaşi in 1996. Starting with the 4th issue, the thematic profile of the magazine has become exclusively musical. Its contents and frequency of appearance have been closely related to the National Musicology Symposium "The Science of Music" (organised, beginning with 1997, by the "George Enescu" University of Arts), to the National Musicology Symposium "Identity and stylistic contexts in Romanian musical works" (initiated by the same institution in 2007), to the International Byzantinology Symposium initiated in 2008 and to the objectives of Research centre "The science of music", accreditted by CNCSIS in 2004.
Beginning with the 11th issue, magazine ARTES has become bilingual and published in the languages of Romanian and English. The topic areas have extended to research in Byzantinology, while beginning with the 15th issue the magazine was renamed to Artes. Journal of Musicology.
Artes. Journal of musicology has been indexed in CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library) and ERIHPLUS (European Reference Index for The Humanities and Social Sciences)
Studies contained in the double issue, 27-28, of the scientific periodical Artes. Journal of Musicology outline two distinct sections of research. The first originates in papers presented or associated with the theme of the International Conference of Doctoral Schools of the “George Enescu” National University of Arts (3-5 November, 2022): Intersections in artistic research: the model of the Other and the culture of mobility. The second brings together particular studies of fundamental musicology and applied artistic research, reflecting the diversity of disciplines, of lines of musical professionalism.
In the world of music, the model of the Other is present in all branches of creation and research, and is one of the driving forces behind the advance towards new horizons. The visionary composer who prefigures musical language is followed, studied, rediscovered; the masterpiece gives rise to successive, performative and hermeneutic interpretations; the prototypical creation is a school, assimilated, applied and surpassed. The performer with a special sensitivity, the one who reveals new meanings of the opus with his great mastery, is followed, adored, imitated, analysed. Even the world's authoritative musicologists have become stars of the public flow of ideas, generating new directions in musical thinking, in relation to society and culture. The natural need of the Romanian artist, teacher, theorist to keep up with developments in the international environment also leads to the identification of models of teaching or cultural practices. On the other hand, the investigation of past eras, favourable to spiritual and educational work, can be particularly encouraging. The interested reader will find these ideas, but not only, in the seven titles of the first section: Intersections in artistic research: the model of the Other and the culture of mobility.
Classic research themes are always relevant, beyond fashions and cultural directions. New questions about the meanings of music, the unearthing of old manuscript documents, advances in theories of musical perception, semantic, structural and interpretative analysis of some of the opera studied during the doctoral internship – all these shape the issues of the second section: Fundamental musicology vs performing art.
Fulfilled by two book reviews, extended critical commentaries of some emblematic titles in the Romanian musicological actuality, the current volume unites scientific contributions signed by established musicologists and, above all, by representatives of the new generation of researchers, teachers, artists, doctoral students from the traditional university music centres of the country: Iași, Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest.Laura-Otilia Vasiliu, Professor PhD