Vol. 13 No. 13 (2013): Artes Magazine no. 13
This volume, the 13th issue of “Artes” Magazine is new in that it addresses issues of musical Byzantinology, expanding this way the general musicology theme. This new opening was made possible by integrating under the name of “Artes” the Byzantine arts magazine “Byzantium romanicon” published by the Department of Religious Music within “George Enescu” University of Arts in Iasi. During the 17 years that have passed since it was founded at the initiative and under the coordination of Associate Prof. priest Florin Bucescu, PhD, and Prof. Gabriela Ocneanu, PhD, the “Byzantion Romanicon”, review of byzantine arts, recorded a total number of nine issues, outstanding contributions in research and Byzantine music recovery. Nowadays, the “Byzantion Romanicon” review finds a new framework – a good one, for sure – to affirm and confirm internationally research on Romanian musical Byzantinology. Therefore, the 13th volume of “Artes” Magazine contains communications presented at the International Symposium of Byzantinology organized on the 13th and 14th of July, 2012, by “George Enescu” University of Arts in Iasi, entitled “Intervals and modes. The chromatic genre. Ornaments in Romanian Byzantine music”. The volume also included another two important studies that were not subject to discussions during the symposium, but are valuable contributions to broadening the initially proposed topics.