The Dubravka Tomšič ‘case’

by Petruș Costea
In all certainty, Romanian music lovers remember the time when, back in the '90s, the first CDs appeared in our country. The large record labels from West, the ones that really had a saying in the international musical industry, were...

The DJs that rule the earth

by Ana Maria Bodeanu
In 2012 Rolling Stone published an article with the headline The DJs that rule the earth where top three was held by two Swedes - Avicii and Swedish House Mafia. It's been a long way since 1974 when ABBA had won Eurovision in a time...

Virtuosity, poetry, extravagance

by Petruș Costea
At first sight, the contemporary musical life has got to a level that was inconceivable 50 years ago, from the view point of performance. The pianists winning the great piano competitions have an incredible virtuosity, they can sing...

Clara Haskil - a troubled career

by Petruș Costea
„Do not expect the story of an unfortunate existence, but the story of a troubled career". This is how Clara Haskil has began a short autobiographical text that was to be published in a homage album compiled by the famous French critic...

Cecilia Bartoli - Between virtuosity and emotion

by Petruș Costea
Even if the divas in the world of classical music are mostly sopranos, the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is definitely one of them. She is one of the few artists who has managed to attract a different crowd of people to lyrical classic...

The Tunes of Little Paris

by Petruș Costea
With sentimentalism and a little bit of nationalism, we keep an image of great cultural intensity for the interwar period; sometimes without being aware of the nuances. The music of Bucharest enjoyed great moments, many events, but also...