Vasile Iliuţ (1933-2004) was born on the 12th of October, in the village of Rasinari, close to the town of Sibiu. He graduated music pedagogy (1964) and composition (1967) at the National University of Music in Bucharest (at that time, the “Ciprian Porumbescu” Conservatory). During his years of study, he won many important prizes. He participated in the 4th European Seminar if Early Music in Bruges, where he studied with Saford Cape. He also studied with Erich Schenck, professor at the Musikwissenschaftliches Institut der Universitat Wien. He taught Music Literature and Music History at the University of Music in Bucharest from 1964-2004. He was Secretary of the Musicology Department and, since1996, Dean of the Faculty of Composition, Musicology and Music Pedagogy. During the years 1977-2004 he led and guided more than 300 papers (diploma level in university education) and over 40 doctoral works in higher education. Vasile Iliut defended his PhD dissertation in 1992, under the title of Composition and folk music in the XX century (advisor, Octavian Lazar-Cosma). He published many papers, courses, musicological studies and held many conferences.
Books: Universal Music History (XIX-XX) (collaboration with Prof. Ovidiu Varga and lecturer Ioanna Stefanescu),”Ciprian Porumbescu” Conservatory, Bucharest, 1960-1972; From Wagner to Contemporary, 5 volumes: Tome I: German and Austrian music in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: “Ciprian Porumbescu” Conservatory, Bucharest, 1984; Tome II: National Music Cultures in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century:”Ciprian Porumbescu” Conservatory, Bucharest, 1986; Tome III: Current Trends and Non-Romantics of the End of the Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century: Editura Muzicala, Bucharest, 1997 (awarded with the Prize of the Romanian Composers’ Union, 1997); Tome IV: National Musical Cultures in Twentieth Century Music: Editura Muzicala, Bucharest, 1998; Tome V: Heterogeneous Cultures in Twentieth Century Music: Editura Muzicala, Bucharest , 2001; A Book of Musical Styles, 2 volumes: Tome I: From Antiquity to Classical Music Style: Academy Publishing, 1997 (awarded the prize of the Romanian Union of Composers on Musicologists, 1997); Tome II: From Romantic Music Styles to Modern and Contemporary Styles. [Manuscript, editing in progress].
Studies: “Reflections on Contemporary Romanian Music, Viewed through the Prism of Tradition and Innovation”, Cercetari de muzicologie, no. 3/1971. 3/1971; “Contemporary Axiology in Romanian Music”, Forum, no. 8/1976; “The Dynamics of Professional Music in Romania”, Forum, no. 5/1978; “Arnold Schoenberg – Painter”, Studii de muzicologie, no.XVI/1981; “Romanian Views on the Age of Music”, SPMD Artistc Bulletin, no. 1-2/1985; “Victor Giuleanu at 80”, Muzica, no 4/1994.