Gheorghe Dima - an important personality of Romanian culture

Dorin Mircea Simionescu
2018 Altarul reîntregirii  
In the essential data of choral and vocal creation, Gheorghe Dima retains all the attributes of the romantic language in which he has formed. In his religious choirs and madrigals there is an eminently tonal-functional thought. The features of romantic language are highlighted especially in the way the composer exploits the color of the tonalities, the chromatic and enormous modulations, the tonal leaps, the harmonies and the cadences, the morphology and the phrasing, all contributing to the
more » ... tributing to the integration of a composer-style atmosphere, an osmosis between the poetic and the music in a balance that marks majesty in exploiting the tonal-romantic discourse. The characteristics of the song are based on the thought of harmonizing the first stage of the tone, as it is found in the parts Ca pre imparatul tuturor and Fie numele Domnului binecuvântat of the Liturghia Sfântului Ioan Gură de Aur. Melodic dictonism blends with chromaticism in most of the Romantic work. This can be seen in the Primăvara madrigal on the verses of Vasile Alecsandri. The chromathic melodic notes appear in the madrigal Ziua ninge on the poems of poetry Iarna by Vasile Alecsandri as a consequence of the "step by step" inflections characteristic of the romantic language. The harmonic language of the composer is inextricably linked with the broad, romantic tone of thought. The  PhD, Lecturer, Faculty of Orthodox Theology at "1 Decembrie 1918" University,
doi:10.29302/ar.2018.3.5 fatcat:zqnqb4undzfnjhgohhabxbyxq4