About the authors

Anna Dalos studied musicology at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest (1993-1998), and attended the Doctoral Programme in Musicology of the same institution (1998-2002). She spent a year on a German exchange scholarship (DAAD) at Humboldt University, Berlin (1999-2000). A winner of the ‘Lendület’ grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, she is head of the Archives and Research Group for 20th-21st Century Hungarian Music at the Institute of Musicology. Her research focuses on 20th century music, and the history of composition and musicology in Hungary. Her recent book, Zoltán Kodály’s World of Music was published by University of California Press in 2020

Nicolae Gheorghiță is Professor of Byzantine Musical Palaeography, Musical Stylistics and Theories of Byzantine Chant Performance at the National University of Music Bucharest (UNMB), as well as a conductor and performer with the Psalmodia Choir of Byzantine music. He is a graduate of the same institution, and has taken higher studies in Greece (Athens and Thessaloniki), and he has been the recipient of research grants from the universities of Cambridge, Saint Petersburg, and Venice. Gheorghiță has also completed two post-doctoral programmes, at the New Europe College and the Musical Institute for Advanced Doctoral Studies, Bucharest. His writings include over fifty articles and 11 books, and edited volumes. Gheorghiță has been a member of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists since 2001, and has twice won the prestigious institution’s prize, in 2010 (Byzantine Music between Constantinople and the Danubian Principalities. Studies in Byzantine Musicology) and 2015 (Musical Crossroads. Church Chants and Brass Bands at the Gates of the Orient), and the Music Prize of the Romanian Academy of Sciences in the same year 2015, for the same book, Musical Crossroads. Nicolae Gheorghiță is also the editor of the Musica Sacra section within the Musicology Today international periodical of the UNMB

Melita Milin is a Senior researcher at the Institute of Musicology in Belgrade. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Ljubljana in 1995. Her main research area is twentieth- century Serbian music in the European context, with an emphasis on musical nationalism, the relationship between music and politics, and the work of Ljubica Marić, a female Serbian composer. She has been a member of three international musicological projects. She was the cofounder and editor of the first five annual issues of the international journal Muzikologija (2001-2005). She is the author of a book on Serbian music since 1945 and numerous articles published in Serbia and abroad. She is also the editor of several collected papers.

Antigona Rădulescu, musicologist and PhD in music since 2002, is professor at the National University of Music Bucharest, teaching courses on polyphony, semiotics and musical narratology. Since 1991, she is a member of the Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists (secretary of the Musicology section between 2010-2014). Her musicological activity includes published books: Perspective semiotice în muzică [Semiotic Perspectives in Music] (2003), Johann Sebastian Bach (2010), Introducere în semiotica muzicală [Introduction to Musical Semiotics] (2013) – book for which she received the Romanian Academy Award in 2015, Odiseea muzicală / Musical Odyssey 1864-2014 (2014); main collaborator of the volume by Valentina Sandu-Dediu Muzica românească între 1944-2000 (2002), translated into German (Rumänische Musik nach 1944, 2006); coordinator and co-author of the collective volume Estetica. Un alt fel de manual [Aesthetics. Another kind of textbook] (2007); author of studies on various themes, from semiotics to modern and contemporary creation, published in academic journals; coordinator of the National University of Music Bucharest journal Acord.

Harry White is Professor of Music at University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His many publications include The Keeper’s Recital. Music and Cultural History in Ireland, 1770-1970 (1998); Musical Constructions of Nationalism. Essays on the History and Ideology of European Musical Culture, 1800-1945 (edited with Michael Murphy, 2001); Music and the Irish Literary Imagination (2008); and The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (edited with Barra Boydell, 2013). In 2020, he published Music, Migration and European Culture: Essays in Honour of Vjera Katalinić (edited with Ivano Cavallini and Jolanta Guzy-Pasiak), and The Musical Discourse of Servitude. Authority, Autonomy and the Work-Concept in Fux, Bach and Handel.

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