Cristian Sandrin at the Romanian Cultural Institute
Mastery and musicianship combine in a celebration of Enescu
Great celebrations at the beautiful Romanian Cultural Embassy with a pre launch presentation of Cristian Sandrin’s new CD that includes the remarkable first Sonata by Enescu.
A National hero celebrated every year, in Bucharest and throughout the whole of Romania with a festival and international competition in his name. Cristian gave a superb performance of this two movement work with its bleak second movement after the brilliance of the first.
With Enescu looking on from the mantelpiece we were treated to a performance of great rhythmic energy and a subtle kaleidoscope of sounds. A performance of weight and authority of a masterpiece that deserves to be heard more often in the concert hall. The concert had begun with two Petrarc sonnets by Liszt that were played with ravishing sounds and passionate conviction.