I am very happy and proud to announce that my work for solo-clarinet, Edelweiss, shall be performed on February 13, 2017, at Rachmaninov Society in Moscow, during a contemporary music concert consisting in Romanian and Brazilian music.
The concert was organized with the help of an extraordinary, tireless and amazing Romanian music lover, Wellington Müller Bujokas, a promoter of contemporary music and very dear friend to whom I would like to thank. It is not every day that it happens for me to see my name on the same page with that of Stefan Niculescu, who is an ever-living inspiration to me.
My deep gratitude to the player of Edelweiss, Mr. Viktor Kugay!
Brazilian and Romanian Music
Villa-Lobos – 5 Typical Brazilian Songs (1919), for voice and piano
Villa-Lobos – 2 Indian Poems (1926), for voice and piano
Camargo Guarnieri – Cabedelo (1931), for voice and piano
Francisco Mignone – Invention (1968), for clarinet and oboe
Francisco Mignone – Invention (1961), for clarinet and bassoon
Francisco Mignone – Passacaglia (1968), for clarinet and bassoon
Francisco Mignone – Four symphonies (1968), for oboe clarinet and bassoon
Almeida Prado – Paná-Paná II (1981), for clarinet, cello and piano
Almeida Prado – Sonata for viola and piano (1983)
Almeida Prado – Brazilian Book I (1973), for bass voice and piano
Harry Crowl – Ipês (1996), for viola and piano
Stefan Niculescu – Monofonie (1989), sonata for bassoon
Stefan Niculescu – Triplum II (1972), for clarinet, cello and piano
Veronica Anghelescu – Edelweiss (2013), for solo clarinet
Dmitry Grinikh, baritone
Nikolay Savvidi, piano
Max Gutbrod, flute
Dennis Osver, oboe
Viktor Kugay, clarinet
Stanislav Katenin, bassoon
Darya Filippenko, viola
Yuliya Kabakova, cello
Natalya Sokolovskaya, piano
My dear friends,
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I have created this web-site to feature the portraits of the Extraordinary People we all have in our lives. I love writing portraits which illustrate the lives of people, their ambitions, accomplishments, their stories; I believe there is something to learn from everyone.
I have always loved Milarepa, the famous yogi and poet.
Milarepa’s life represented the ideal bodhisattva, and is a testament to the unity and interdependency of all Buddhist teachings – Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana.
He showed that poverty is not a deprivation, but rather a component of emancipating oneself from the constrictions of material possessions; that Tantric practice entails discipline and steadfast perseverance; that without resolute renunciation and uncompromising discipline, as Gautama Buddha Himself stressed, all the sublime ideas and dazzling images depicted in Mahayana and Tantric Buddhism are no better than magnificent illusions.