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The launching of 'Rhapsodies' album at the Romanian Culture Institute
In front of a not so numerous audience, at the opening event the philosopher Daniel Nica took the floor. He succintly outlined the portrait of Daniel Jinga, the initiator and protagonist of the disc. Currently, the musician operates as a choirmaster of the National Opera of Bucharest and as a principal conductor of Muntenia Symphony Orchestra and also the founder and conductor of the choir room Accoustic .
Daniel Jinga told us, among other things, how the idea of this disc emerged and what where the reasons that led him to stop over the two Romanian Rhapsodies by George Enescu and Joseph Ivanovich's waltz Waves of the Danube :
'It was my wish to print out a disc containing the Romanian symphonic creation, and from desire it and to achieve it it was a very hard long way: organisation, study, actual imprints, promotion and now the launch. My great joy is that I was able to meet Enescu personally. The disc should have had only two of Enescu's rhapsodies, but because they marked my childhood and I like the way the are orchestrated, I have printed Joseph Ivanovich's Waves of the Danube, as a bonus track, as we would say in the modern language.'
At the end the organizers gave CDs to all those present and Daniel Jinga gave autographs.
Translated by Stefan Alexandra
MTTLC 2nd year (promotia 2014-2016)