ENESCU

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

Selected Discography Recorded For Vox Production In New York

– Peter I. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker, suite for orchestra (Bamberg Orchestra); taken up by Electrecord – ST-ECE 0791 – Edvard Grieg: the Peer Gynt suites op. 46 and op. 55 – Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischuetz; Overture to Euryanthe; Overture to Oberon(Bamberg

Dialogue With Composer Theodor Grigoriu About Ionel Perlea

Mihaela Marinescu: Did you know maestro Ionel Perlea before visiting him in New York in 1967?Theodor Grigoriu: No, I didn't, he had left the country a long time before. He was a legend to my generation, like Enescu, like Lipatti. Before my trip to the United States

The Conductor

The Romanian realm has given great creating spirits to the world, in all fields of activity: philosophers, historians, sociologists, scientists that made epoch-making discoveries, inventors, writers (poets, prose writers, and dramatists), brilliant musicians, painters, and

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

The Repertoire Of Conductor Egizio Massini

a. Works for the Stage (Operas, Comical Operas, and Ballets) Vincenzo Bellini: NormaVincenzo Bellini: I PuritaniGeorges Bizet: CarmenArrigo Boito: MefistofeleAleksandr Borodin: Prince IgorDomenico Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segreto Leo Delibes: LakmeGaetano Donizetti: Don

Echoes

Aida, March 17, 1920. I waited for it. With the justifiable, feverish impatience you feel before an ideal dream comes true!, wrote the Rampa magazine on March 18, 1920, hailing the opening of the first lyrical season. People liked the cheap, but very beautiful stage design,

Three Romanian Conducting Maestros In One

Of all the great 20th century conductors, Egizio Massini was the only one who distinguished himself equally in three different fields (opera, symphonic music, and fanfare). Even if he made tours abroad conducting all threes types of music, opera was the genre that distinguished

Recordings With RCA Victor In Rome (1966-1967)

– Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (integral opera); orchestra of the Rome Opera. Soloists: Montserrat Caballe, Alfredo Krauss, Shirley Verett, Enzo Flagelli. – Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto (integral opera)Soloists: Peters, Merril, Bjoerling, Tozzi.  Recording with the

Letters

Enescu:Dear Georgescu,This is what I got from professor Hajak (Targu Mures). He plays well and it would be a good policy to have him play one of the concertos he proposed with the Philharmonic. I did not mean to bother you with this matter, but he insists, as you can see.

George Georgescu's Image In My Mind And Soul

Director of the George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest At a certain point, the evolution of Romanian culture goes through a moment when, owing to strong personalities, the distance separating it from the level attained by the universal culture is suddenly annulled, and