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Tuesday Evening Season - 27th January, 2015
Born in Moldavian lands, in Suceava, where she fell in love with the oboe, Felicia Greciuc acquired an excellent instrumental technique at the National University of Music Bucharest and she improved her performing art by taking professional courses both in our country and abroad. She's been an instrumental soloist in the George Enescu Philharmonic for a year now and she continues to give recitals in order to show the public the beauty of the instrument she loves so much: 'It was a great pleasure that this evening I managed to delight the public and create a pleasant atmosphere. We decided to make a transition from Baroque to the twentieth century. We say that the baroque music may be simple, but it's not like that and Telemann's Fantasias prove it. We continued with a representative oboe sonata by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach, which was extraordinarily beautiful. The next one was Poulenc, a French composer whom I like very much; his music is very sentimental so I just had to play the Sonata for Oboe and Piano. The last piece was Dorati's Duo concertante, a very intense work both concerning the musical and rhythmic techniques.'
With their incursion from the pre-classical to the modern period, very rich in colours and timbre, with warm sounds, accurate intonation and great expressiveness, the oboist Felicia Greciuc and the pianist Cristina Popescu made a great impression to the public in the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, adding an encore from Carl Nielsen's works due to the public's repetitive demands.
Translated by Georgiana Ursu and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, the University of Bucharest