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Music and the Pride of a Nation

GIUSEPPE PENNISI takes a glimpse
at the Enescu Festival's jubilee programme


With the 'White Nights Festival' in St Petersburg, the Enescu Festival in Romania is one of the two most important events in Central and Eastern Europe. However, there are major differences. The 'White Nights' is annual and is, by and large, patterned after the Munich Festival: in the last month before the summer break, the Mariinskii Theatre presents all the best (and most successful) productions of the year, also as a way to appease opera lovers turned back by 'sold out' notices. The Enescu Festival is a much more complex affair...

Copyright © 20 September 2011 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy





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