May 30, 2007 at 12:24 AMThanks to ArkivMusik.
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 ArkivMusik.com 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...
Maria the (temporary) Romanian
My older friend in highschool:
"Unga-bunga means 'hello' but bunga-unga doesn't mean 'bye.'"
"What does it mean? What does it mean? What does it mean?"
Is it going to be All Romania, All The Time now?
Good luck on your recital? What are you playing?
But not about your recital...Have Fun!
My recital program:
Wieniawski Polonaise op. 4
Brahms sonata #3 in D minor
Bartok/Szigeti "Hungarian Folk Songs" (see? not the Romanian ones!)
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