Concert devoted to Romania in Moscow

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A concert devoted to Romania will be given on May 18 in Moscow, an occasion on which the audience will be able to hear works by composers Dan Dediu, Horatiu Radulescu, Philipp Herschkowitz, Anatol Vieru, informs a release the Russian Centre for Contemporary Music sent to Agerpres.

The event, which is hosted by the Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire, is included in the project titled ‘Europe through the Eyes of Russians. Russia through the Eyes of Europeans,’ stipulating that musicians from Austria, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Romania, Poland, Latvia, Italy, France and Hungary should give nine concerts of contemporary European music.

The above-mentioned project is funded by the European Union (EU) and is meant to strengthen the cultural cooperation between Russia and the EU. It also aims at encouraging contemporary music in Russia and at a better understanding of the musical culture in Russia and another nine European states.

According to the project, a European composer creates new musical works making one somehow thinking of Russia through culture, language and history. On the other hand, a Russian composer writes music and draws their inspiration from the culture of the European country.

Being the country boasting the richest musical tradition, Romania played a very important part in Europe’s cultural life. Personalities such as George Enescu, Horatiu Radulescu or writer Eugene Ionesco or philosopher Mircea Eliade have come to be regarded as cornerstones of totally new trends, say the organizers.

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