On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 7:00 pm, the „Lipatti Days” Festival invites you to the Aiurart Gallery in Bucharest to the vernissage of a special Dinu Lipatti exhibition: 24 rare and unknown, black and white, 48×49 photos from the Lipatti family archives which tell the tale of where and how Lipatti evolved to perfection. The images were technically and artistically processed from glass negatives with the help of the „Francisc Mraz” Poetic Photography School. The exhibition will feature an original performance of sound and image created by composer Catalin Cretu.
Dinu Lipatti searched for art not only in music alone, he had a passion for photography as well. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 7:00 pm, you are invited to the Aiurart Gallery (21 Lirei Str., 2nd district, Bucharest) to discover Lipatti both as the subject and as the author of several rare photos which show the life and personality of one of the greatest Romanian musicians.
The „Lipatti Days” Festival celebrates in 2012 the 95th birth anniversary of legendary pianist Dinu Lipatti. The Festival began on the 1st of October, the International Music Day, with the „Come and play” campaign – pianos outdoors for everbody to play – and continues with events such as the first screening of a Lipatti documentary, a musicology competition and a marathon piano recital on December 2, 2012, which will mark Lipatti’s death anniversary. At the Romanian Atheneum, famous Russian Nikolai Lugansky and renowned Chilean Alfredo Perl, two international piano stars, will be accompanied by promising young Romanian pianists Andrei Licare and Mihai Ritivoiu. The recital on December 2 is dedicated to the memory of the late Mihaela Ursuleasa, who died at the same age as Dinu Lipatti – 33.
Born on March 19, 1917 in Bucharest, Dinu Lipatti was as brilliant during his short career as he remained unforgettable. His playing is to the day characterized as pure, expressive, refined, spiritually noble, and it places him among the greatest musicians of the 20th century. An excellent performer of Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Enescu, Ravel and Bach, he was a gifted composer too and his works, in Neoclassical style, show a mixture of French and tradional Romanian music influences.
Gravely ill, suffering from leukemia, too weak to perform the entire planned programme, Dinu Lipatti played his last recital, with works by Chopin, on September 16, 1950, in Besançon. With that recital, one of the most memorable moments in the history of the music stage, Lipatti took his leave. More than 60 years after his death, the Romanian pianist is both one of the role models of the best pianists of today and in the top 10 of the greatest pianists of all times, according to BBC Music Magazine poll in 2010.
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An event organised by Opus Association through MuziCArte Group
Co-organiser: Radio România Muzical
Sponsor: Apa Nova
Parteners: Ministerul Culturii ai Patrimoniului Naaional, Imprimeriile Gutenberg, Colegiul National de Muzica ”George Enescu”, Colegiul Naaional de Arte ”Dinu Lipatti”, Primaria Capitalei, Primaria Sectorului 3, Brigada de voluntari, Scoala de Muzica Pianoforte, Artskul, Terra Dacia, Olga Gudynn International School, Marea Loja Nationala a României, Fundatia Culturala Erbiceanu
Media parteners: Dilema Veche, Caţavencii, Bewhere!, Art Act Magazine, Igloo, Hot News, Modernism, LiterNet, Sunete, Nine O`Clock, Q Magazine, Tataia, Adevarul
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