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Lawrence Foster: “Enescu is no longer an unknown or exotic name”.

“You are not going to empty the concert hall, should you schedule one of his works” There are few great musicians of the world so fond of Romania, of Bucharest and of the ‘George Enescu’ International Festival. Not necessarily because his parents were Jews from Romania, because he was an…...

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VLADIMIR COSMA – THE PORTRAIT OF A COMPOSER

Vladimir Cosma, a French composer of Romanian origin, is the author of some famous motion picture soundtracks, like ‘The Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe’, ‘The Party’, ‘Diva’, some productions like ‘Asterix’ or “The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabi’ Jacob”, one of Louis de Funes classic movies. Composer of more…...

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THE 3RD OF NOVEMBER 2011 ‘GEORGE ENESCU’ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT

The 3rd of November 2011 ‘George Enescu’ Philharmonic Orchestra concert conducted by Christian Badea, comprised musical works of a great beauty: The Prelude of Parsifal by Richard Wagner, The C Major Concert for Piano and Orchestra, K.V. 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, soloist Constantin Sandu and Symphony No 1 in…...

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Gerd Schaller

BIOGRAPHY was born in Bamberg. He studied conducting at the Musikhochschule Wurzburg. His conducting career began in 1993 at the Staatsoper Hannover. In 1998, he became principal conductor of the Staatstheater Braunschweig, and from 2003 to 2006 he was general music director at the Theater Magdeburg. Since this time, he…...

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THE OPENING OF THE ‘CAMIL MARINESCU’ SYMPHONIC SEASON 2011-2012 AND ‘GEORGE ENESCU’ PHILHARMONIC

When it comes to the opening concert of the Bucharest ‘George Enescu’ Philharmonic season I remember the participation of this first Romanian musical symphonic institution within ‘George Enescu’ International Festival, the 20th edition, which has ended recently. At that time, on the 10th of September 2011, in the Palace Hall…...

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‘GEORGE ENESCU’ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CHOIR – Director: GENNADY ROZHDESTVENSKY – Palace Hall

On Saturday evening the venerable maestro Genaddy Rozhdestvensky succeeded in bringing back to the concertgoers’ ears – by means of an almost severe gesture, but of an unmatched precision and plasticity – the old times’ sound, specific to ‘George Enescu’ Philharmonic Orchestra: homogenous, stylish, expressive and full of light and…...

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THE ‘GEORGE ENESCU’ PHILHARMONIC CHOIR AT ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY

The conductor and pianist Iosif Prunner has been leading the GEORGE ENESCU Philharmonic Choir since December 1986. For a start, I asked him to outline in just a few but essential words, the history of this assembly. The Philharmonic Choir was started on the 1st of December 1950, on the…...

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