Trends and Tendencies
Contemporary music at the Enescu Festival,
discussed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
One feature of the 2013 Enescu Festival in Bucharest is the attention paid to contemporary music, in a section named XXI Century Music encompassing some thirty concerts. Thus, it is a good opportunity to catch new trends and tendencies even if there are two issues: a) the trends and tendencies may be not worldwide but just the outcome of artistic director Ioan Hollender's choice; b) each reviewer can listen to only a limited number of concerts, a sample that may not be representative of the full Festival program itself.
My sample is limited to the concerts of the European Contemporary Orchestra on 7 September and of the Minguet Quartet on 8 September 2013, plus related workshops. A good practice of the Enescu Festival is to organize -- normally in the University -- open discussion between younger and older people in the afternoons after concerts...
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