reports from Bucharest
Amongst the seventy concerts over twenty-two days offered by the 2015 Enescu Festival, I selected two by the French group Les Dissonances — a very special ensemble, without either a director or a conductor — just a group of soloists who love to play together. The concerts took place (as did several others) in the Ateneul Român, a lovely eight-hundred seat concert hall built in 1888 with two rows of boxes and a perfect acoustic. It is one of the few Bucharest buildings which survived various wars and revolutions over the last one hundred and twenty years. I was told that special protections were built during World War II as well as during the 1999 upheaval...
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