Despina Petecel-Theodoru produced since 1975 diverse broadcasting programmes (Our musicians confess, Tradition and modernity in contemporary Romanian music, Music – a sphere of cross-influences, George Enescu’s universality, The music of the Future – a new consonance?, Mirrors, Romanian creation workshop etc), working as editor and producer at the Aesthetics Department of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation. She also wrote several essays in Actualitatea muzicala, Muzica, Studii de muzicologie, Romania literara, Revista “22”, Arte (Gubbio, Italy), and participated in collective volumes (Dictionary of musical terms, Editura Stiintifica and Enciclopedica, 1985/2008; Marcel Mihalovici, Memories about Enescu, Brancusi and other friends, Editura Eminescu, 1990; George Enescu and the 20th century music, Editura Muzicala, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009; Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike, vol. 15, part II, Stuttgart, 2002). She received the title of Doctor in Music in 2003 (Music Academy of Cluj), and also prizes and distinctions for her activities: The “Mihail Jora” Prize (1991, 2000); The UCMR Prize (1995, 2001); The “George Enescu” Commemorative Medal (1995); The “Iosif Sava” Prize of the Romanian Broadcasting (1998); The “Ciprian Porumbescu” Prize of the Romanian Academy (2005), The Order „Cultural Merite” in rank of Knight (2008). Her books concentrate on Romanian music and Aestethics of music: Iuliu I. Rosca. Music at the end and beginning of the century (1882/1904), Editura Muzicala, 1987; Our Musicians Confess (Editura Muzicala, vol. I/1990, vol. II/1995, vol. III/2001); From Mímesis to Archetype. A Hermeneutic Trial about the Ideea of Truth in Musical Oeuvre, Editura Muzicala, 2003. She also translated from French into Romanian Hector Berlioz, Marturii epistolare (Editura Muzicala, 1987).
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