In the summer of 2001, AIX Records Founder and Chief Engineer Mark Waldrep, Ph.D. traveled to Bucharest, Romania with nine road cases of state-of-the art, high-resolution audio equipment to record the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and chamber groups from its ranks. The intention was to capture first class performances of familiar classical repertoire using his unorthodox method of recording…that of using many stereo pairs of mics and high-resolution recording equipment. This DVD-Audio disc is among the releases from those recording sessions. The tracks were recorded live without an audience in the Atheneum in downtown Bucharest, Romania.
The Romanian harpist graduated the National University of Music in Bucharest, where he was a pupil of Liana Pasquali. In 1977 and 1979 he studied with professor Pearl Chertok in New York. Ion Ivan-Roncea is Soloist of the Bucharest George Enescu Philharmonic and Professor of Harp at the National University of Music in Bucharest.
Roncea distinguished himself as one of Romania’s most popular musicians, playing with all the Philharmonic Orchestras in his country, and performing numerous recitals.
AIX Records’ premium DVD-Audio/Video have two sides. The first side in an interactive DVD-Video disc and the other side is a DVD-Audio disc [which requires a DVD-Audio capable machine to play it back].
The sound of this recording brings this incredible musician into your listening space. The HD-Audio surround mixes immerse you in the musical interplay with full range frequency response and dynamics.
- Croft – Ground –
- Debussy – Maid with the Flaxen Hair –
- Albeniz – Sonata –
- Old 17th Cent. Dances – Maestoso –
- Croft – Sarabande –
- Dussek – Rondo Allegro –
- Dussek – Andantino –
- Handel – Passacaglia –
- Dussek – Allegro –
- Debussy – Arabesque –
- Old 17th Cent. Dances – Allegro Moderato –
- Old 17th Cent. Dances – Un Poco Piu Mosso –
- Albeniz – Recuerdos de Viaje 6 –
- Old 17th Cent. Dances – Lo Stesso Tempo –
- Glinka – Variations on a theme of Mozart –