Tuesday 15th January, on the occasion of the Romanian National Day of Culture, EUYO celebrate the start of the Romanian EU Council Presidency by performing one of the most beloved works of the Romanian composer George Enescu – his octet for strings.
Composed in 1900, it was a stunningly ambitious project for the then 19-year-old composer, who described his creation process as follows: “No engineer putting his first suspension bridge across a river can have agonized more than I did as I gradually filled my manuscript paper with notes”.
By invitation only.
Romanian Cultural Institute in London
1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Octet for Strings in C major, op. 7
Mouvement de valse bien rythmée
Violin Emily Davis
Violin Rosa Hartley
Violin Paula Sanz Alasà
Violin Elias Ilmari Lassfolk
Viola Theodor Andreescu
Viola Irénée Krumenacker
Cello Julia Oberndorfer
Cello Krystyna Wiśniewska