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Pat Metheny Trio performing in Bucharest
It would have been pointless to stress out the painful difference, the colossal difference, between what happens in here and what happens in other places - the level of education, mentality and poise of the foreign musicians. This time it was Pat Metheny - whom I have personally been waiting for twenty years - and he, same as I, said he didn't know how it happened that he never got to come to Romania up until now, but it is a good thing that he is finally here: he gave us a musical concert of extraordinary beauty both in composition, as well as in interpretation, which has been amazing. It has been an interplay as I have rarely been given the chance to see of a group performance and it astonished those few - distressingly so - spectators present. I am outraged to know that, for his first appearance in Romania, Pat Metheny had less than 2,000 spectators. It was a memorable show, in my opinion, and the fact that I am still in the same state of mind I was in last night after the concert, goes to prove it.
Translated by Zoia Ciacu and Alina Popa
MTTLC, Bucharest University