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Και μία συνοπτική ιστορική αναδρομή:
History (πηγή: wikipedia)
During communist rule

In order to avoid disc importing from Western Europe and U.S., Electrecord was often demanded to release copies of some of the discs released abroad (just as recording companies in U.S.S.R. were doing themselves). Even today it is the subject of many anecdotes complaining about the bad quality of Romanian discs; a comparison between an import and a local copy would be the most eloquent proof.[citation needed]

All in all, Electrecord had a very difficult task to maintain a good balance between the government’s demands and that of the artists and listeners. Despite the bad quality of recordings and lack of information with disk covers (regarding line ups and personnel), Electrecord proposed a number of collection discs, of which the most successful were those of the Formaţii de muzică pop series. (Translated as «Pop music bands», which became Formaţii rock – «Rock bands», starting with number four. One must keep in mind that even the word rock was a concept very difficult to accept by the regime!)

Contemporary times

From 1990 on, Electrecord gradually lost market share as new recording companies emerged. However, some of the musical groups who had worked with them before have carried on until today. Aside from these cases, most of the discs Electrecord released after 1990 were either best of’s extracted from older recordings or remastered versions of LPs recorded years before.

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Ο Dinu Lippati στο «μικροσκόπιο»

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Constantin Lipatti (from childhood called by the diminutive «Dinu») was born in Bucharest into a musical family: his father was a violinist who had studied with Pablo de Sarasate and Carl Flesch,[1] his mother a pianist. For his baptism, which occurred not shortly after birth as is usual, but when he was old enough to play the piano, the violinist and composerGeorge Enescu agreed to be his godfather. Lipatti played a minuet by Mozart at his own baptism.[1] He studied at theGheorghe Lazăr High School, while studying piano and composition with Mihail Jora for three years. He then attended the Bucharest Conservatoire, studying under Florica Musicescu, who also taught him privately.[1] In June 1930, the best pupils at the Conservatoire gave a concert at the Bucharest Opera, and the 13-year old Lipatti received a huge ovation for his performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor.[1] In 1932 he won prizes for his compositions: a Piano Sonatina, and a Sonatina for Violin and Piano. That year he also won a Grand Prize for his symphonic suite Les Tziganes.[1] He entered the 1933 Vienna International Piano Competition but finished second to Polish pianist Bolesław Kon (1906-1936), some say controversially. Alfred Cortot, who thought Lipatti should have won, resigned from the jury in protest.[2]Lipatti subsequently studied in Paris under Cortot, Nadia Boulanger (with whom he recorded some of Brahms‘s Waltzes Op. 39), Paul Dukas (composition) and Charles Munch (conducting). At eighteen, Lipatti gave his recital debut in Paris at the École Normale. On 17 May 1935, three days before the concert, his friend and teacher, Paul Dukas, died and in his memory Lipatti opened his program with J. S. Bach‘s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring in the transcription by Myra Hess,[1] the first piece he publicly performed as an adult pianist. Lipatti’s career was interrupted by World War II. Although he gave concerts across the Nazi-occupied territories, as the war grew closer he fled his native Romania with his companion and fellow pianist, Madeleine Cantacuzene, settling in Geneva, Switzerland where he accepted a position as professor of piano at the conservatory. It was at this time that the first signs of his illness emerged. At first, doctors were baffled, but in 1947 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease[3] He and Madeleine eventually married in 1947 but Lipatti’s health continued to decline. As a result, his public performances became considerably less frequent after the war. His energy level was improved for a time by then experimental injections of cortisone and his collaboration with record producer Walter Legge between 1947 and 1950 resulted in the majority of the recordings of Lipatti’s playing. Lipatti gave his final recital, also recorded, on 16 September 1950 at the Besançon Festival in France. Despite severe illness and a high fever, he gave superb performances of Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, Mozart’s A minor Sonata, K. 310, Schubert‘s G flat major and E flat major Impromptus, Op. 90, and thirteen of the fourteen Chopin Waltzes which he played in his own integral order. Coming to the last one, No. 2 in A-flat, he found he was too exhausted to play it and he offered instead Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, the piece with which he had begun his professional career only fifteen years before. He died less than 3 months later, in Geneva, aged 33. Lipatti is buried at the cemetery of Chêne-Bourg next to his wife Madeleine (1915-1982), a noted piano teacher.[citation needed]

George Enescu: Η ιδιοφυία της ρουμάνικης καλλιτεχνίας…

 

 

Και ένα σύντομο ντοκιμαντέρ:

 

 

 

82 Χρόνια Ιστορία…

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Electrecord is a Romanian record label founded in 1932. It served as the only record label in Communist Romania. It was then transformed into the national recording company, following the centralization-oriented socialist doctrine. Electrecord has survived until today and, in spite of its reduced popularity, it is still releasing a number of records every year.

In order to avoid disc importing from Western Europe and U.S., Electrecord was often demanded to release copies of some of the discs released abroad (just as recording companies in U.S.S.R. were doing themselves). Even today it is the subject of manyanecdotes complaining about the bad quality of Romanian discs; a comparison between an import and a local copy would be the most eloquent proof.

All in all, Electrecord had a very difficult task to maintain a good balance between the government’s demands and that of the artists and listeners. Despite the bad quality of recordings and lack of information with disk covers (regarding line ups and personnel), Electrecord proposed a number of collection discs, of which the most successful were those of the Formaţii de muzică pop series. (Translated as «Pop music bands», which became Formaţii rock – «Rock bands», starting with number four. One must keep in mind that even the word rock was a concept very difficult to accept by the regime!)

Contemporary times

From 1990 on, Electrecord gradually lost market share as new recording companies emerged. However, some of the musical groups who had worked with them before have carried on until today. Aside from these cases, most of the discs Electrecord released after 1990 were either best of’s extracted from older recordings or remastered versions of LPs recorded years before.

(πηγή: wikipedia)

 

Ο εγχώριος μουσικός ‘τύπος’ για το 2πλό cd των Enescu-Lipatti…

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Μια προσέγγιση-«κριτική» στο σπουδαίο διπλό cd των Enescu & Lipatti, από το http://www.avopolis.gr:

«Ο συνθέτης βιολονίστας μαέστρος και δάσκαλος George Enescu (1881-1955) και ο πιανίστας και συνθέτης Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) –ο οποίος έφυγε από τη ζωή σε νεαρότατη ηλικία από ανίατη ασθένεια–υπήρξαν συμπατριώτες (αμφότεροι Ρουμάνοι), φίλοι και συνεργάτες. Ο Lipatti έχει ηχογραφήσει έργα για πιάνο του Enescu, ενώ οι δύο τους έχουν ηχογραφήσει έργα του δεύτερου για βιολί και πιάνο (Σονάτα νούμερο 2 και 3, Op. 6 και 25, αντίστοιχα).

Το πρόβλημα με ιστορικές ηχογραφήσεις σαν και το Interpreteaza Enescu Si Lipatti των George Enescu & Dinu Lipatti είναι η ίδια η ποιότητα του ήχου. Ειδικά η λιγότερο ή περισσότερο πολυπληθής ορχήστρα είναι καλό να ακούγεται καθαρά γιατί αλλιώς χάνεται η μαγεία της ακρόασης. Αλλά και τα έργα μουσικής δωματίου στη συγκεκριμένη ιστορική ηχογράφηση είναι θολά και θορυβώδη, μην αφήνοντάς σου περιθώριο να διακρίνεις πέρα από τη συγκίνηση να ακούς τον ίδιο τον Enescu να παίζει τα ίδια του τα έργα με την ιδιότητα του βιολονίστα. Δεν μπορείς έτσι, να αποκομίσεις μια καθαρή εικόνα για τα έργα–τόσο τα δικά του, όσο και του Lipatti.

Ωστόσο, ακόμα και σε αυτές τις περιπτώσεις κάποιο έργο με αξία και ιδιαιτερότητα στη γραφή ξεπερνά τις ηχητικές δυσκολίες. Πιο συγκεκριμένα, η “Sonatina Pentru Mana Stanga” του Lippati είναι ένα μικρό κομψοτέχνημα πιανιστικής γραφής το οποίο, παρ’ όλη τη δεξιοτεχνική πλευρά του –ειδικά το πρώτο μέρος είναι ένα συνεχές κατεβατό από νότες–αποδεικνύεται υπέροχο στο άκουσμα, όντας απλό και συνεπές με σαφείς αναφορές στον Ούγγρο συνθέτη Bela Bartok. Επίσης ο Lipatti, μέσω της μακρινής αυτής ηχητικής καταγραφής αποδεικνύει τη φήμη που τον ακολουθούσε εν ζωή για την ερμηνευτική του ικανότητα. Είναι ίσωςτο μόνο έργο για το οποίο αξίζει να προμηθευτεί κανείς το εν λόγω CD, λαμβάνοντας βέβαια υπόψη τις ηχητικές δυστοκίες στο άκουσμα των υπολοίπων συνθέσεων.»

Ο George Enescu…

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Από το www.webcitation.org, μια σύντομη «βιογραφία» του George Enescu:

The Romanian composer George Enescu is one of the neglected giants of  modern music. Prodigiously gifted, he became best known in America as a conductor  (where he was considered as a successor to Toscanini in New York) and in  Europe as one of the greatest violinists of the century. But he  was first and foremost a composer; and, tragically, his mature  works – works of extraordinary emotional depth and intricate beauty – remain  virtually unknown outside Romania.

George Enescu was said by Pablo Casals to be «the  most amazing musician since Mozart», a statement which in  many respects was true. He achieved international renown as a composer,   violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher  and he displayed genius in each of these disciplines. He possessed a  phenomenal memory and knew the entire repertoire of classical and romantic  music by heart, in addition to many works of the twentieth century, with  which one of his generations might well have been though unsympathetic. Apart  from these superlative gifts, Enescu was a man of humility; he was a profound  teacher (counting Yehudi Menuhin and Dinu Lipatti amongst his pupils) who  impressed every musician who met him.

He was born in 19 August 1881 in Liveni, Romania. So gifted was he that,  aged only seven, he entered the Vienna Conservatoire as an accomplished  violinist, determined to be a composer. Enescu never forgot his home, set  amidst Carpathian peaks, and graduated with distinction from Conservatoire  before his 11th birthday. He had played on the first desk of an orchestra  under Brahms in the latter’s C minor Symphony and accompanying Brahms in his  First Piano Concerto. Brahms was a lifelong hero, as was Wagner (indicating  Enescu’s broad sympathies) who became, as he sad, «part  of my vascular system». Enescu was at the Vienna  premiere of Massenet’s Werther in 1892 and he entered the Paris  Conservatoire, studying composition with Massenet. When the boy was only 13,  Massenet wrote to Enescu’s father, «Your son  is an exceptional individual; his is the most interesting musical  constitution there can be». Enescu displayed a command of  large-scale form: by the age of 16 he had written four Study Symphonies and  had also given the premiere of his Violin Concerto in Paris in 1886. Amongst  a distinguished orchestral output, Enescu left eleven symphonic works: four  Study Symphonies written between 1895-1898 and five mature symphonies (the  Fourth and Fifth are unfinished) plus a Concert Symphony for cello and  orchestra and a Chamber Symphony. He often lived in Paris, travelling widely,  but returned to Romania for several lengthy periods, remaining there  throughout World War II. After died in 4 May 1955, his hometown of Liveni was  renamed George Enescu.

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