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PHOTOS - Recital in Bacau, April 26

I could have danced all night! And still have begged for more... the last words of the encore song and the roaring of the audience of around 1800 brought me back from my dream to the real world. I found myself sitting in front of the stage with the heart beating like crazy. The one hour and fifteen minutes of beautiful music passed by like a blink of an eye. What had just happened?
Then as if on rewind mode I started remembering the songs, one by one, Les chemins de l'amour, a song that she and Dan Grigore performed for the first time many years ago, O, mio babbino caro, then five Romanian songs that set on fire the entire venue. There was the cheerful song by Caudella, Ochii albastri-s dragalasi, Brediceanu's Floricica de pe apa, Mandrulita de la munte by Stephanescu, another piece by Brediceanu, Bade pentru ochii tai and Crizanteme by Sabin Dragoi. The audience simply loved them. Maybe because of the language, maybe because the extra touch of emotions enclosed in them.
Rewinding... I also remembered a piece by George Enescu, then Rachmaninov's Spring Waters and the surprise voice coming from everywhere during Rachmaninov's Vocalise. Another favorite of mine, Chopin's Tristesse, Elegie by Massenet, Martini's Plaisir d'amour and Le grillon by Rameau. Then I closed my eyes and focused on the moment she first entered the stage in that beautiful, sparkling, black dress, determined to make everyone live in a dream. 

Angela Gheorghiu and Dan Grigore

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