30 septembre 2007

sunday news

Dear Everyone, I know it's miserable in Paris and London, but here the sun is beaming and the sky's as blue as blue stuff (it was anyway- now it's gone midnight and black as pitch). It's been such a busy week that I don't know where to start. One of the most exciting things (and I say one, coz this has been a lovely week full of thrilling things to tell you) was that I had my audition with Mr Prunner (the Choir Director - nice man) for the George Enescu Philharmonic Choir on Wednesday, and I got a place in the alto section! It's a... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:23 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]

24 septembre 2007

Weekly update

Dear Everyone, Week 5 over already - doesn't seem possible! It's been such a very nice week - all weeks are very nice ones, but this one has been a particularly good one. All the irritations from the week before have been solved, and as far as I'm concerned, there's not a cloud on the horizon. Placement week came and went without a hitch (except for a general absence of places for the various courses offered), two teachers gave their notices before term had even started (it was like a soap opera) and classes started on Thursday. I... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 00:05 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
16 septembre 2007

Sunday newsletter (actually, Monday, Romanian time!)

Dear All, It's been a busy wek, a bit irritating due to little 'embetements' at times, but good all the same. Life seems to have found a rhythm now that isn't that different from Paris - dashing around from one place to the next and trying to remember where I'm s'posed to be and when. My diary is looking like abstract art. With Summer School finished, I at last had a short induction, but by which time, I already knew half of it. Still, nice to sit in a classroom and let my mind go blank (legally for once). I was asked to do a talk... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:59 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
11 septembre 2007

Romania speech - revised version

So, what more can I tell you about living in Romania ? I’ve never lived here before, but I have been professionally and emotionally involved with this beautiful country for the last seven years, fallen in love with its food, culture, music and history, and made life long and much adored friends.There’s very little in history that has given the majority of Romanians much to smile about – and yet smile, they do. They are, on the whole, a happy people, despite the Slavic melancholia and the proclamations of ‘nu mai pot’! They suffered... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 13:50 - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]
09 septembre 2007

Weekly news

Dear All, I can't believe another week has gone and yet, having said that, it's a month since I arrived. It seems like I've been here for ages and ages - in a very good way! This weeks just flown by and it's been a very busy one. Summer School has ended - wow, what madness it was, a real baptism by fire, trying to get everything done in time, but what wonderful students they were - so curious and full of questions, interested to learn, bright and motivated without exception. It's also been a week of music with the Enescu Festival... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:12 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
08 septembre 2007

Pinchus Zuckerman

Dear Musicians and Fans Be jealous NOOOOOW!! I just saw Pinchus Zuckerman in a trio (strange trio coz 5 people, but I never was good at sums) and he was as always - marvellous, wonderful and fabulous and any other adjectives you can think of! Rarararara!! I would have taken more but I felt a bit naff!! It was at the sublime Ateneul (my favourite place in the whole whole whole whole world!) which I photo'd a bit for you, too, for all those who've never been there! Diiiiivine! Enjoy! Love Sarah xox PS... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 19:25 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
02 septembre 2007

Sunday news

Dear Everyone, Just a little news on a Sunday, with Romanian classical radio in one ear (much better than French, as really lovely music ALL the time, with plenty to discover, composers I've never heard of, and the presenter speaks slowly enough so I can understand, which is very thoughtful of him!).... I just came back from my first service at the Anglican church, which I have to say was a very unreligious experience on the whole! Apart from the service itself of course - the usual Eucharist, which was lovely to be part... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 12:31 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
31 août 2007

Day out in Bucharest

Had a wonderful touristic day today (haven't had timez since I arrived so I revelled in it) and thought you'd like to see the photos of the places I visited in this wonderful, vibrant city! My feet are killing me. I started off at Dinu Lipatti's house (he wasn't home!) quite by chance on my way to the lovely Storck museum. This was the home of Frederic and Cecilia Storck, he a sculptor and she a marvellous painter, with definite Gauguin influences. Frederic's father, Karl, was Romania's first sculptor teacher, and if he was anything... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 21:58 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]