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My Martha

DG will release Piano Duos, a recital that Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim performed in Berlin on April 19, 2014. Two best friends playing together, sharing the same feelings. See how she touches her hand before beginning? So sweet!

I was there, crying, smiling, feeling their music. I'm so happy that the performance was recorded. I've never heard the two piano version of the Rite of Sprig. It was the first time Martha played it. The energy was amazing!

Have a lovely weekend!

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Marius Vlad Budoiu will join Angela Gheorghiu for the concert at TCE Paris

Marius Vlad Budoiu, a very well known tenor both in Romania and abroad, will join Angela Gheorghiu for the concert at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris on November 9. If I'm not mistaken, it's the first time they sing together. 
He has a beautiful Wagnerian voice and I've seen him several times performing Lohengrin here, in Bucharest. Happy to see that In Fernem Land is included in the program. Speaking of it, I see the duet from L'Amico Fritz, the duet from Otello and one more not very often included in concert programs, the duet from Adriana Lecouvreur. This is one not to be missed concert! 

This is the program, as announced by Le Grandes Voix

Wagner - Lohengrin, Prélude de l’Acte III (Orchestre)
Puccini - Turandot, « Tu che di gel sei cinta » (A. Gheorghiu)
Mascagni - L’Amico Fritz, « Suzel buon dì » (A. Gheorghiu – M. V. Budoiu)
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci, « Vesti la giubba » (M. V. Budoiu)
Bizet - Carmen, Entr’acte de l’Acte III (Orchestre)
Otello, « Ave Maria » (A. Gheorghiu)
Otello, « Dio, mi potevi scagliar » (M. V. Budoiu)
Otello, « Già nella notte densa » (A. Gheorghiu – M. V. Budoiu)
Dvorák - Danse slave n°1 en do majeur (Orchestre)
Adriana Lecouvreur, « Ecco, respiro appena » (A. Gheorghiu)
Adriana Lecouvreur, « Ma dunque e vero » (A. Gheorghiu – M. V. Budoiu)
Wagner - Lohengrin, « In fernem Land » (M. V. Budoiu)
Tchaïkovski - Eugène Onéguine, Polonaise (Orchestre)
Air à confirmer (A. Gheorghiu)
Lehar - Das Land des Lachelns, « Dein ist mein ganzes Herz » (M. V. Budoiu)
Puccini - La Bohème, O soave fanciulla (A. Gheorghiu – M. V. Budoiu)

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The first La Boheme, 1990

The very first one, June 20, 1990 - the Romanian Opera in Cluj-Napoca. And here's the proof, the poster from the graduation of the Opera class of the Music Academy in Bucharest. Angela Gheorghiu's first Mimi in La Boheme.

Beautiful memories! 

Photo @Nicu Cherciu

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Doctor Honoris Causa. Congratulations!

Earlier today Angela Gheorghiu was presented the Doctor Honoris Causa academic title at the "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy in Cluj Napoca, Romania. 


Some photos from the event posted here. All photos ©Nicu Cherciu

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