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Recital by the Flauto Dolce Ensemble at the Evangelic Church

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, at 18.00, the Flauto Dolce Ensemble will perform an early music recital entitled “Multiculturalism in Romania’s Early Music at the Evangelic Church C. A. Bucharest (2 Lutheran Street). The event is organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Founded in the year 2000, the ensemble includes Zoltan Majo (artistic manager), Maria Szabo (straight flute), Noemi Miklos (clavichord) and soprano Mihaela Maxim.
The program of the ensemble based in Cluj includes, alternatively,two genres of music works from the Carpathian region; on one hand, instrumental compositions of sacred or lay music created by professional composers, works that were composed, circulated or included in collections, manuscripts and archives, and on the other hand, samples of traditional early music, that reveal the influences of authentic folklore sources of various ethnic groups that have lived together throughout the centuries on Romania’s present territory. The multicultural material that defines so specifically this European space includes music composed by the nations who had lived and live here: Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons, Hebrews and Armenians.

The expressiveness and special colour, sweet and cheerful, of the flauto dolce, as well as that of the clavichord, and sometimes organ, are explored by compositions dedicated to them and by arrangements filled with imagination. Soprano Mihaela Maxim fully contributes to the transmission of the particular message proposed to the audience by the Flauto Dolce ensemble.
The program includes: Codex Caioni (Transylvania, the seventeenth century), Joseph Bengraf (Vienna, 1784), Traditional Armenian Songs, Sonate au Bestref turque (Rouschitzki, 1834), Johann Sartorius (1712-1787), Martin Schneider (1748-1812) and other early songs of unknown composers.

The repertoire of the ensemble consists of early and traditional music from Western Europe, as the ensemble equally seeks the rediscovery of old traditional music of the Romanian space, as well as performing contemporary compositions, some of them presented in absolute premiere. The ensemble uses varios collections and manuscripts of past ages as music sources and integrates in its style Oriental influences (Turkish, Hebrew, Roma, Armenian, etc.) or of other nature, but similarly inspired by authentic folklore and early local music, music of the Court or city music.

The access of the audience to this show is free, in the limit of available positions.

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