Constantin Silvestri

19 Nov 2010

Literatură română la University of Plymouth Press - Serie de traduceri sprijinită de Institutul Cultural Român

Vineri, 19 noiembrie 2010, la Devonport Lecture Theatre din Plymouth, Marea Britanie, vor fi lansate patru volume semnate de Daniel Bănulescu – Who Won the World War of Religions?, Filip şi Matei Florian – The Băiuț Alley Lads , Ioan Es Pop – No Way Out Of Hadesburg

7 Nov 2007 - 7 Nov 2007

ICR Varşovia a împlinit un an

Institut Cultural Român din Varşovia aniversează pe 9 noiembrie 2007 un an de la înfiinţare. În primul an de existenţă, echipa Institutul Cultural Român din Varşovia, condusă de directorul Dorian Branea, a organizat 56 de acţiuni culturale distincte, în mari

6 Nov 2007

ICR Varşovia - un an

Institut Cultural Român din Varşovia împlineşte pe 9 noiembrie 2007 un an de la înfiinţare. În primul an de existenţă, echipa Institutul Cultural Român din Varşovia, condusă de directorul Dorian Branea, a organizat 56 de acţiuni culturale distincte, în mari

The International George Enescu Festival Tradition And The Romanian Athenaeum - The Symbol Building For Romanian Musical Culture

In the heart of Romania's Capital stands the monumental building of the Romanian Athenaeum, the symbolic edifice of the most significant musical events ever since 1889 and, at the same time, the cradle of the International George Enescu Festival. There is no musical

Vivat Profesores! - Through The Looking Glass Of Time

There are chances in life. I have made mention of it before and will not hesitate to repeat it. To some of them we turn a blind eye; for others we may knowingly not have the just power of judgment and pondering. Or, that of turning something to good account. Floria Capsali

A Pilgrim On The Ocean Of Music

Conductor Constantin Silvestri's first contact with the music of the Occidental world represented a shock because the entire classical and modern music deeply imprinted on the consciousness of the public was utterly shaken by a new, contemporary, vital spark of the

The Head Of The Orchestra

I think the idea of a head of the orchestra arose two and a half centuries ago, as a result of the activity of the Mannheimer Circle, who had invented acoustic dynamics: the game of intensity, as a component of the agogic, a quite unproductive term for most of the music

A Hero Without His Right Wing

Far from his country, across the ocean, in 1957, while he conducted Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in New York, conductor Ionel Perlea had a heart attack. He had the courage and most of all the strength to go on conducting until he finished the Ode to Joy, after which he

I May Count Myself As Having Been Born Under A Lucky Star

As early as my years of instruction, while at The Academy of Music in Bucharest – as part of the group of the grand and incomparable professional singer and mentor Constantin Stroescu (Enrico Caruso's partner in Boston, 1915, in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) – destiny

Echoes

On 20 November 1921 an enthusiastic letter written by the poet Cincinat Pavelescu is published in Rampa, a letter which we see fit to transcribe in full: Dear Mr. Editor in Chief, My life's absorbing activities of incessant work at the head of a newspaper without any

The Lord Of Romanian Conducting

After almost a century of symphonic music in Romania (as early as in 1846-1848, the first symphonic concerts changed the artistic life of Bucharest), after three quarters of a century since the establishment of the first philharmonic in Bucharest (1868), a magician appeared

The Romanian School Of Conductors

It is no secret to anyone that in Romania every person who has a good voice and musical talent has sung at least once, in his or her youth, in a choir. People say about Banat, the western region on the boundary with Hungary and Yugoslavia that it is the land of choirs, because