The richness of traditional Romanian music has inspired many composers.
György Ligeti, growing up in Transylvania (still within the borders of Hungary back then), came into contact with the genuine folklore of that area. He improved his knowledge of traditional Romanian music at the Folklore Institute in Bucharest. The result of his fascination is the Romanian Concerto, which was created in 1951 and performed publicly for the first time only in 1971 — revealing a modern approach and folk verve.
Folklore inspirations were extremely important for the Romanian composer George Enescu. In his first orchestral work Poème roumain, the artist included a fragment of the musical landscape of Romania. Dedicated to Queen Elizabeth, the piece was banned from concert halls in 1948–49 due to the fact that the work ends with chords of the national anthem of Romania Trāiascā Regele from 1884–1948.
Among Romanian sonic landscapes, there will also be a Polish accent. Władysław Żeleński’s piano output is not often performed on Polish stages. Piotr Sałajczyk undertook to record all works of the artist; at the Eufonie, he will present the Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 60 from the composer’s catalogue
Piano concerto in E flat major op. 60
Three Romanian Dances. Symphonic Suite
Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, op. 47 no. 1