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'Otello' in an immigration camp
at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest,
experienced by GIUSEPPE PENNISI


Every other year, just when the Salzburg Festival ends, the Enescu Festival begins in Bucharest and other Romanian cities and towns. As The Guardian wrote some time ago, the Romanian Festival is the only competitor to Salzburg in terms of depth, breath and quality of offering. It is an important instrument for nation building through music [read Music and the Pride of a Nation, 20 September 2011] . It started in 1958, just a few years after the composer's death, as a major international event; at that time, the Romanian communist regime was at odds with Moscow...

Copyright © 12 September 2013 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy






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