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Tuesday Evening Season - 10th February, 2015
Recently introduced to the Vienna concert, Shostakovich's Trio No. 2 in E minor was brought to the audience from Bucharest by the cellist Ștefan Cazacu and the pianist Daniel Dascălu as well as their guest, the violonist Caius Hiticaș. 'We felt that this particular opus fills us with positive energy, especially because is the first piece that we play together. It's a good thing to start off on the right foot and I personally think that this work helped us. I'm glad that we started this collaboration and I hope it will be a long one.'
The cellist Marin Cazacu - a very lucid critic of musicians' progress, especially of his son's, Ștefan - was also impressed by the programme which was offered to the music lovers:
'I really appreciated the repertoire they chose, those are three masterpieces of the twentieth century that use the cello at its own value. I liked it very much, each of them contributed with their personality and talent. It was clear that all three love chamber music because they managed to create an atmosphere that Shostakovich himself would have enjoyed. As a teacher and father, I am very glad of Ștefan's obvious evolution because for a musician the chamber music is perhaps the most sublime music. It is the one which confers a certain level and the hope that all that he will do, intrumentally speaking, will pass through the filter of the analysis which only chamber music can offer to an artist.'
The cellist Ștefan Cazacu, the pianist Daniel Dascălu and the violinist Caius Hiticaș are three musicians with different personalities who were maturely harmonized, in one evening which aroused public's interest by being on Tuesday Evening Season's poster.
Translated by Georgiana Ursu and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, the University of Bucharest