Yet it is not improvisation as can we know it in jazz music, which is involved here. The criteria that rule over traditional Moldavian music - and more generally, the music of the Balkans - are much too fundamental to be questioned. It would therefore be more appropriate to talk of a spiritual re-appropriation, as if the interpreter´s soul enlightened the ancestral oeuvre despite himself. It is indeed a classical attitude: that of liberty expressing itself within a strict framework