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Treatment of the cello part in piano trios written comp by Moldovan composers at the turn of the 20th-21st centuries

Author: Costicova Natalia
Degree:doctor of history and Theory of Arts, Cultorology
Speciality: 17.00.01 - Audio-visual Arts (with specification: Theatrical Art; Musical Art; Cinematography, TV and other form of Audio-Visual Arts)
Scientific adviser: Victoria Tcacenco
doctor, professor, Academy of Music of the Theatre and Fine Arts
Institution: Academy of Music of the Theatre and Fine Arts


The thesis was presented on the 15 December, 2021
Approved by NCAA on the 1 March, 2022


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CZU 785.73:781.68 (043.3)785.73.036 (478)

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232 pages


cello, interpretation, interpretive technique, chamber ensemble, composers’ writing, ensemble, trio, folklore


The thesis includes: introduction, two chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 97 titles, 3 annexes, 127 pages of annexes; 95 pages of basic text, 70 music examples, 8 tables. Research materials are reflected in 10 scientific papers.

Field of study: history of national chamber music, instrumental interpretation. The goal of the thesis is to reveal the specifics of cello part in piano trios written by Moldovan composers at the confluence of the 20th-21st centuries.

Research objectives: search for available scores of Moldovan authors from this period; analysis of genre and style peculiarities of the chosen opuses; identifying the tasks related to the interpretation of cello part, formulating performance recommendations from the prospective of a practicing musician.

The scientific novelty and originality of the thesis is related to the fact that the thesis is the first attempt to study the cello part in the most representative Moldovan piano trios from the confluence of the 20th-21st centuries.

The practical value of the paper: The research results can be used both in national artistic practice and in pedagogical activity within different disciplines taught at higher music education institutions (History of National Music, History of Performing Arts, Analysis of Musical Forms, Chamber Ensemble).

Scientific results implementation. The practical approval was made during three concerts held both at the concert halls of Inonu State University, Malatya, Turkey, and at the Great Hall of AMTAP, Republic of Moldova. The theoretical research results are reflected in 10 publications, including 6 scientific articles and 4 abstracts presented at 4 international scientific conferences.