“Nothing appears out of nothing and disappears without a trace. All the things appear in a particular context, which is in a particular space and time. But not only the space and time mark the given thing. This, for its part, marks the given time and space,” says a law of the universe that was quoted by doctor habilitate Ion Gagim, of the Bălți University “Aleco Russo”. According to him, the given law refers also to the work of composer Gheorghe Mustea, which appeared and developed in a particular place and in a particular segment of history. Treating the master’s work outside these factors means treating it outside its essence, IPN reports.
In a roundtable meeting hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Moldova on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the birth of academician, composer and conductor Gheorghe Mustea, Ion Gagim said any thing as a phenomenon can be imagined in the form of a tree with roots, trunk and crown with a visible part and an invisible one, where the invisible part determines the visible one. The work of Gheorghe Mustea can also be set to such a tree-metaphor. The crown is what we see in terms of an artistic personality, the created works that are the products of the roots that fueled them.
Doctor habilitate Elena Mironenco presented another communication on Gheorghe Mustea, centering on his opera “Ștefan cel Mare”. She noted that this opera reveals the author’s limitless love for the history of his county Moldova and the compositional perception of the highest level, which is not inferior to the modern European level. In the opera, Moldova’s ruler appears as a real hero, the head of a powerful state and a diplomat who managed successfully the foreign policy, a commander who won 47 wars, the founder and sponsor of Orthodox churches and cathedrals, an aristocrat who spoke several foreign languages and a man who loved his family.
Doctor habilitate Victor Ghilaș, in his communication “Conductor Gheorghe Mustea and music expressed with a baton”, said the conductor’s role can be depicted as a complex act to re-invent a piece of music. “The conductor’s mission is to follow a creative path by which the interpreted music is reproduced with personal decoding of the message. The conductor does not have the right to alter the composer’s concept. This adjusts and tailors particular details, keeping the spirit of the sonorous narrative,” stated Victor Ghilaș, presenting also the artistic path covered by Gheorghe Mustea.