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Gabriel Croitoru Plays Paganini on Enescu's Violin, at the Radio Hall
‘Paganini’s Concerto No. 1 and the one by Tchaikovsky are the two concerts on which my training as a violinist was based, back when I participated in international competitions. They were always a great success and I used to alternate them, depending on the programme chosen for that competition. Therefore, I for one remain loyal to the delight felt when playing this concerto by Paganini. I believe that the first time I played it in Bucharest was also at the Radio Hall, under the baton of maestro Andreescu, when I was in the twelfth grade. It was 1983, so it’s been thirty years since that moment. I am glad to play again this concerto because, as I was saying, it’s one of my favourites.’ – stated Gabriel Croitoru, with regard to the event at the Radio Hall.
During the interval of the event on 31st January, you’ll have the chance to meet Gabriel Croitoru in the foyer of the Radio Hall, where Radio Romania and the ‘Casa Radio’ Publishing House invite the audience to meet both Gabriel Croitoru and the famous pianist VALENTIN GHEORGHIU. This meeting is part of the release of the album containing the names of the two artists: ‘Valentin Gheorghiu-Gabriel Croitoru Recital. Beethoven, Dvoűák, Enescu’. So, after interpreting Niccolò Paganini’s Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Gabriel Croitoru will leave the stage of the Radio Hall for the central foyer and, together with maestro Valentin Gheorghiu, he will share with the audience a few thoughts on the making of this album. The album includes recordings made by Radio Romania in 2010: The Kreutzer Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonín Dvoűák’s Sonatina in G Major and, for the end, The Violin Sonata No. 3 dans le caractère populaire roumain by George Enescu.
The event on 31st January will take place under the baton of DAVID CRESCENZI – the conductor with Italian origins who is a permanent guest conductor of the Romanian Opera House in Timisoara. His activity includes a varied artistic experience at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, the Cairo Opera House (Egypt) or the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, beside ensembles such as the Zagreb Opera Orchestra, the Bologna Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonics in Alessandria and Piedmont, the Symphony Orchestra of the Teatro Reggio in Parma etc.
evening offered by the NATIONAL
RADIO ORCHESTRA will
also give you the chance to listen to two other well-known scores,
which are always enjoyed by the audience: the amusing and
full-of-rhythm ouverture of the opera
Whereas Rossini composed his ouverture when he was only 25 and
finalized the entire opera in only three weeks, Schumann drafted the
first symphony in just four days, and the premiere in Leipzig –
conducted by another great composer of the world, Felix Mendelssohn –
was a real triumph with the audience.
The tickets are available on www.bilete.ro, at the Post Offices, in Inmedio stores with the inscription Bilete.ro, in Germanos stores and at the ticket office of the Radio Hall.
Translated by Mihaela Olinescu and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest