Music-filled journey

Come discover George Enescu’s treasured Romania !After conducting a concert given by the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1923, and having Yehudi Menuhin as pupil for several years starting 1927, George Enescu married Maruca Rosetti (a good friend of Queen Mary of Romania), known as Princess Cantacuzino through her first husband Mihail Cantacuzino. Composer’s most intimate retreat was at Tescani, at the manor of the Rosetti Tescanu great boyar family, built in 1880 (a 250 years old elm still exists in the manor’s park). While in Bucharest, he used to rent on long term an apartment with piano at Grivita Hotel, but after marriage lived in the Cantacuzino Palace. The long worldwide tours ended with escapades for recreation at the Luminis villa he have built in “the pearl of the Carpathians”, where you can still see one of the pianos to which George Enescu composed numerous masterpieces.

It’s happening only in September. The 22nd edition to be held August 30 – September 20, 2015.Magic exists and it needs no introduction: the biggest and greatest music festival in Romania is a rival to the mighty Salzburg festival and among the top three European ones. Ever growing in stature and glamour, it is securing a stellar cast of orchestras, ensembles and artists that descend on the historic grounds of Bucharest making it for a memorable 3 weeks, the world’s capital of culture. A feast for outstanding classical music lovers, this festival will bring Bucharest to life once again by an eclectic display of extremely talented orchestras, ensembles and artists. Thousands of music fans are attracted here while the city is host to international celebrities.

Unmissable concerts scheduled during this journey…The line up features Israel Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Sankt Petersburg, München Opera, Wiener Philharmoniker, Royal Liverpool, Concertgebouw Amsterdam to only mention a few. How not to be seduced by this year music ?

Cristina Paraschiv

Personal travel concierge and designer of exquisite experiences in Romania, Kryss has extensive knowledge about this less known destination. For the last over 18 years spent in hospitality field she enjoyed exploring countries like Malta, Germany, Austria and Czech Republic as much as revealing to others where and when to come on her native land to get the utmost of the still lively traditions, ...(Read More)

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