SIGISMUND TODUȚĂ (1908-1991): 12 Variations on a Romanian Christmas Carol, Suite of Romanian Songs and Dances, Chorale on “Gott, erbarme dich” and Toccata, PAUL CONSTANTINESCU (1909-1963): Variations on a Romanian Folksong, Toccata (Dobrogean Dance), RADU PALADI (1927-2013): Rondo a capriccio, BELA BARTÓK (1881-1945): 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm from Mikrokosmos, FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5, FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Hungarian Melody, D 817.
Catalogue Number: 01T045
Reference: ACO-CD 13317
Description: The title of this recital by a young British/Romanian pianist is “Following the River”, i.e. the Danube, but 40 of its 62 minutes are taken up by the most desirable, because rarely heard, music - the Romanian. Representatives of two generations of Romanian composers demonstrate that folk music and sacred music are of equal importance to their culture and that quiet contemplation is as important, if not more so, than the the whirling abandon of the dance. Florian Mitrea (piano).