May 2007

Romania-mania continues

May 29, 2007 17:24

Thanks to ArkivMusik.

BunĂ£ ziua,

Well, my long-suffering comrades and colleagues, my eBay odyssey in search of old Enescu recordings completely sank this morning, as I was repeatedly outbid by some guy in Korea. But just a few minutes ago, thanks primarily to Anne's suggestion, I went on to and found the same recording re-issued on a CD, which I promptly bought. A review is forthcoming, but probably not for a while--the CD is back-ordered IN ROMANIA, so for all practical purposes it might as well have fallen into a black hole. (Politically correct disclaimer: I love the Romanians. Really, I do.)

Honestly though, that's probably just as well--my graduation recital is tomorrow and my time is better spent practicing than dissolving into a delirious puddle of goo before the Mighty and Awesome Genius of George Enescu, God of Music. Did you guys know that he was equally good at piano, violin, conducting and composing? Or that apparently he knew 120 Bach cantatas by heart? OK...I'm going to shut up now. This concludes my most incoherent blog to date...

La revedere,
Maria the (temporary) Romanian

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In Search of the Romanian Maestro

May 28, 2007 10:42

In which I succumb to a sudden and unexpected attack of Romania-mania, long story short, I watched the Art of Violin again last night and was absolutely hypnotized by the short clip of George Enescu playing his own "Romanian Sonata" (Sonata #3.) I've been looking all over for any more recordings by him, especially of the Romanian Sonata but really anything would do. (I already have his Bach Sonatas and Partitas, I was listening to it until 1:30 AM.) I couldn't find anything obvious on Amazon, are all his recordings out of print? Do I get to go snoop around eBay in search of wonderfully dusty old vinyl LPs? Somebody please just help me find more recordings of this Romanian God of Music!!!

(Oh yes, and that's the picture I was referring to on the dinosaur thread.) ;-)

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