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Haydn and Beethoven Were the 'Stars' of the Concert Performed by the Radio Chamber Orchestra
Three works, two composers and a one hundred percent classical programme. The Radio Chamber Orchestra, with Mihail Agafița at the music rack, opened yesterday evening's concert with the Alleluia Symphony, No.30 in C Majorby Joseph Haydn.
It has only been the rehearsal of the first concert for piano and orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven - the soloist Dana Borșan:
- It is the concert with which I have made my debut at fourteen years old. It has not been played very often, which has not done it justice, I would say. It is a very luminous and full of energy concert.'
- We liked Dana Borșan very much. This evening, Beethoven sounded differently. As if it were more childish. It was a very pleasant evening for us.'
- It got me enthusiastic. Misses Borșan played impeccably, the orchestra was perfect and the conductor was wonderful.'
- She was extraordinary. She is a pianist of the moment, who utters a unique sound when playing . She is very intelligent and sensitive . Grace and energy. Delightful. I really enjoyed it. And as for the conductor Mihail Agafița, the Chamber Orchestra sounded very good under the guidance of his baton. We really liked the way in which the blowers stood out. In a nutshell, a wonderful harmony, a perfect ballance between energy and dynamism, but delicate at the same time.'
And again Haydn...with the Symphony No. 104 in D Major, London, closed the concert of the Radio Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mihail Agafița:
- I have come again here, at the Radio Hall, with great pleasure, as it happens every time. Especially because I am delighted to work together with Dana Borșan, who is a formidable pianist. It was very curious for me that she made the difference between a symphony written early by Haydn and another one, which is the last one, No.104. It was interesting for me. I hope it was the same for the orchestra. The audience was warm. I have always communicated with the public, and there are certain soul bonds between Bucharest and I. I thank the public for the way in which they received us.'
Translated by Manuela Cristina Chira and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, the University of Bucharest