Violeta Dinescu: Cime lointaine

(photo of Violeta Dinescu by Nicolae Manolache)

(Submitted by ARFA)

Violeta Dinescu was born in 1953 in Bucharest, Romania. She graduated with distinction in composition, piano and pedagogy (1977) at the Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatory in Bucharest. From 1978 to1982, she held a teaching position for theory of music, piano and aesthetics at the College of Music George Enescu in Bucharest. In 1982 she moved to Germany. Violeta is presently a composer and a professor (since 1996) at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg where she lives. Since 1996, she began a series ofInternational Composer Colloquien. She also initiated an Archive of Eastern European Music at the University. In 2006 she began the series of Zwischen Zeiten / Shifting TimesSymposien at the University. Since 2021 she has been elected as Dean in Class III (Arts) and member of the Senate of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Cime lointaine (Distant Summit), a solo oboe composition from 1990, suggests the athmosphere of climbing an imaginary mountain, looking to a ‘Distant Summit’ with the impossible desire to attain it. The tension of this atmosphere is not dramatic. It could be possible to imagine a dream or the memory of a dream or of dreams. Gradually it becomes a kind of longing for an imaginary, far away, and unreachable place.m The notation has an elastic dimension. The musical gesture is natural and the decision of the cristallisation of the musical space can be created through the interpretation.

Violeta Dinescu: cime lointaine (1990)
performed by Peter Veale, oboe
From Ensemble Musikfabrik’s Lockdown Tapes series of live to tape recordings
of solo pieces in times of Corona lockdown featuring members of the ensemble.
Janet Sinica, videographer

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