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Recital of the Pianist Vlad Dimulescu at the Romanian Athenaeum
You will have a recital tonight in the Great Hall of Romanian Athenaeum. May I ask what is the program that you have prepared for the audience and on what grounds did you choose it?
I will be performing sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert; Beethoven's early sonatas - No.3 Op.2 and No.10, Op.14 No.2 - as well as a Sonata by Schubert, Op.53, a great sonata, of synphonic scope, in D major. The main consideration in choosing them was the lightness, in the sense of an optimistic approach. It is a springtime repertoire, with a touch of optimism. All of the sonatas are in a major key.
In your opinion, what does a pianist need to take into consideration when performing, for instance, Beethoven's works? What are the challenges of playing this music?
Beethoven has a complex personality and in tonight's recital he appears as a young tumultuous pianist, with lyrical flourishes in the second sonata I am performing, Op. 14, No. 2 … As I was saying, Beethoven is complex and he breaks new ground both formally and esthetically. Even in these two sonatas, written in his youth, we can find new elements; the introduction of the scherzo in Sonata No. 3, Op. 2, and the vocality of the second sonata in the program. It reminds me a little of a typically Italian vocality, very rare in Beethoven's works.
Lastly, can you tell us what other projects are in your plans for the future?
I can tell you about a recital in Besançon, held in the fall; it will probably be a project centered around Dinu Lipatti.
Translated by Anca Ștefănescu
University of Bucharest, American Studies 2nd year MA