Military Bands in the Romanian Principalities between 1821 and 1878

  title={Military Bands in the Romanian Principalities between 1821 and 1878},
  author={N. Gheorghiță},
  journal={Nineteenth-Century Music Review},
  pages={367 - 389}
  • N. Gheorghiță
  • Published 1 December 2017
  • History
  • Nineteenth-Century Music Review
The abandonment in the early nineteenth century of the Ottoman military bands (mehterhâne and tabl-khāne) that had provided ceremonial music for the Romanian princes, and the establishment of Western-style military bands in the newly formed army, brought about a radical shift in the cultural paradigm that was to have an effect upon the entire spectrum of musical life in the capitals of the Romanian provinces of Wallachia and Moldavia. This change occurred at two levels: on the one hand… 


Voyage dans la Russie méridionale et la Crimée, par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie
Шмуцтитул. Посвящение Николаю І. Гербовый экслибрис-наклейка «Comte Alexandre Strogonoff». Дарственная надпись: «et cousin Alexandre Strogonoff homage de l’auteur Demidoff». Штампы: «БИБЛІОТ.
Italian in origin, but born in Alexandria (Egypt), into a family of musicians, Massini had an extensive conducting career before settling permanently in Bucharest
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Étude sur l'organisation définitive des musiques militaires dans les états militaires d'Europe. A copy survives in the Library of the Military Music Service in Bucharest