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1972: Culture, Music, Radio/2012: Culture, Music, Radio Romania Music

Monday, 3 September 2012 , ora 10.51
 
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One generation, one anno Domini. Luminita Constantinescu, Adriana Rogovschi, Speranta Radulescy, Vasile Sirli and the late Rodica Sava. They are just some of the ones who have graduated from the National University of Music Bucharest in 1972, and on Saturday, 1st September, that generation came together again after 40 years, unfortunately not as many as back then. 'Welcome back to the Conservatory', the rector, Dan Dediu, told the musicians who carried Romanian tradition on almost all continents.

The 1972 class also wrote a book, 'Musical Destinies' which tells the story of these four decades: radio and television programmes, musical recordings, teaching and performing careers.

When calling out the names of the 1972 catalogue of the Faculty of Musicology, Composition, Pedagogy and Choir Conducting, musicologist Viorel Cosma asked the graduates to also present themselves. On one of the first pages of the file - Arion Mihaela, who declared as her most important achievement the only classical music radio station in Romania, which she fought to create, develop and maintain. The only one which offers you music for the spirit and relaxation for your soul, Radio Romania Music owes its existence to Mrs. Mihaela Dobos. Here she is talking about her generation and about the radio station on which site you are currently on:


'How can I look at my generation? I look at it with all my love and admiration because it turned out to be one of the best generations of graduates of the 'Ciprian Porumbescu' Conservatory from Bucharest. These are people who made something of themselves; they are PhDs, researchers, radio and televisions producers, teachers who have dedicated their lives to children - which is not an easy task, instrument players and soloists. It seems that what our maestros taught us - important names in Romanian music, I'm thinking of Stefan Niculescu, Alexandru Pascanu, Victor Iusceanu, Grigore Constantinescu, Viorel Cosma, Octavian Lazar Cosma, Dan Buciu, Dinu Ciocan - turned out to be the foundation for our development. Radio Romania Music is my soul! It is the station that I have fought to be founded, first of all, and then for it to continue to broadcast. I'm glad it is still on air and I hope it will further develop and to continue to be what a radio station in a civilised country ought to be, where culture has to earn its well deserved place.'



Maria Monica Bojin
Translated by Florina Sămulescu
MTTLC, Bucharest University