Latest Music Hot Spot: Bucharest


“Bucharest is in the grip of George Enescu fever. Enescu is Romania’s most famous composer. Actually, he is its only famous composer. As the 18th George Enescu international festival sweeps the capital, his face stares out from billboards everywhere. Hotel corridors resound to the sound of violinists practising. By the time the three-week festival closes this weekend, 3,000 musicians will have passed through the city. The pianists alone make for quite a lineup: the elusive, cultish Martha Argerich, Yevgeny Kissin (pictured here), Murray Perahia, the Labèque sisters, Polina Leschenko.” Read more.

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