Un secol de muzică românească: Gavriil Musicescu, Sabin Drăgoi, Paul Constantinescu și Ion Popescu-Runcu. Exponenți de marcă ai muzicii corale românești
This research wants to present in summary the most important directions in the activity of four titled creators of Romanian choral music: Gavriil Musicescu, Sabin V. Drăgoi, Paul Constantinescu and Ion Popescu-Runcu. During the concerned presentation we will not summarize to a scholastic exposure, the more so as there are already plenty of this kind of studies available in the specialized dictionaries, lexicons and biographical documents, but we’ll try to refer to those aspects of the biography and opera of these composers which are less known or highlighted in the musicology circles of research. In the same time, we propose by the study below to make a brief comparison of the music styles of these four Romanian authors, in order to establish the resemblances and the differences betwen their choral creations. This will help us at the end of the survey to accomplish an honest stylistic perspective of these four musicians, whose compositions comprise about one century of Romanian vocal and instrumental music.