Regards sur la musique en Roumanie au XXe siècle is an attempt to overview all musics – oral and written, popular and art – created or transmitted in Romania during the last century. It is written for the Romanian reader, but also for a possible Western reader, which explains the concentration of the discourse obtained by ruthlessly sacrificing data irrelevant to a foreigner. It may come as a surprise that in the book I have stubbornly drawn connections between most musics and music-related events and the dominant ideologies of the time. Am I exaggerating? I highly doubt it. (Speranța Rădulescu)

A fascinating book, initially intended as a methodical identification of the different types of music present in Romania, but which takes on the dimension of a veritable saga of Romanian music. (Jacques Bouët, Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles)

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Listening suggestions for readers of Regards sur la musique en Roumanie au XXe siècle

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