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Season Finale for the Radio Chamber Orchestra
Dan Mihai Goia, the conductor of the Radio Academic Choir said that "We love this music very much. Every time we re-play it, we understand it on a deeper, more profound level with all its English delicacy, I dare say; this time we've also had an English conductor, that has managed to get us even closer to the particularities of this music, exceptional soloists, very valuable and very talented. The Orchestra has played a part in this as well. And the next season will be filled with many more concerts of great responsibility and artistic beauty."
Neil Thomson, the concert's conductor, has revealed to us the importance the Messiah oratorio plays in his activity: "I have known this musical piece for approximately 40 years, ever since I was a child. I England every pupil signs in a choir, so I used to play Messiah by ear back then. In my country there is a tradition for playing this oratorio, a tradition that, especially in the 20's, was enriched with very valuable versions of it. To mention only a few are the ones conducted by John Elliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock, Ton Koopman.So for me this musical piece and having known it through these interpretations has been very significant. In my interpretation I have tried to render in sound the colours specific to the Baroque style and the Romanian musicians I have worked with have been very open to my suggestions."
Translated by Mihaela Melneciuc
MTTLC, Bucharest University