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Oboist Adrian Ciobanu in recital at the Athenaeum

Wednesday, 2 November 2011 , ora 11.09
 
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The recital which took place on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, in the Small Hall of the Athenaeum during the Tuesday Night Season, was truly a special one. The protagonist was oboist Adrian Ciobanu, accompanied on the piano by Cristina Muresan, who offered the audience an encounter with the warm sound of this instrument. The varied programme was comprised of The Sonata for oboe and piano (Wotquenne Catalogue) WQ 135 by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; Morceaux de Salon for Oboe and Piano op. 228 by Jan Wenzel Kalliwoda; Oboe Sonata, op. 185 by Francis Poulenc and Sonata for oboe and piano by Sigismund Toduta.

After the recital I talked to oboist Adrian Ciobanu, who told us a little about his musical projects:

«I especially enjoyed giving this recital at the Small Hall of the Athenaeum. The recital was a challenge for me, I played works of all musical styles, from Baroque to Contemporary Romanian, and I wanted to show how versatile an instrument the oboe is. It is an instrument that is suitable to all styles of creation.

In the future I will attend the Mozart Festival in Cluj Napoca, where I shall perform together with the quartet Arcadia the Oboe Quartet (oboe, violin, viola, cello) in F major, K. 370 created by the great composer and I will also attend, in December, the symphonic concert of the Romanian Youth Orchestra.»

Radu Mihalache
Translated by Florina Sămulescu and Bianca Toader
MTTLC, Bucharest University