a usual winter afternoon, when you thought that nothing in this world ever impresses
anybody as long as almost everything that could attract anyone to anything was
Even in what regards the important things, like the classical music.
Let's make a national tour of piano solo recitals. It has been done before,
but so what... Let it be a Liszt recital, because we celebrate its bicentennial.
But who cares anymore about these pompous anniversaries...
Because they deserve it. Because there are so many people in this country
that do not have a direct access to something so meaningful like classical music,
just because they live in some cities where nothing ever happens.
right, but in such cities there is no piano!
Of course; we have to take
the piano with us!
After all, if it was possible in 1846-47, when Liszt
travelled with his piano around Europe and what was to become Romania, why wouldn't
it be possible now? Just because we may think it is not the case anymore? Liszt's
concerts in front of some communities where such events were extremely rare were
received by the public with great enthusiasm. Liszt's arrival itself in cities
like Timisoara, Arad, Cluj, Iasi or Bucharest was an event in itself. Many of
the concerts of this tour had a humanitarian character as well, as the pianist
donated the honorarium in order to have some schools built or to be given to poor
We shall do the same now. In order to celebrate Franz Liszt's
200th birthday, pianist Horia Mihail ' a concert soloist of the Radio Orchestras
and Choirs ' will make a tour recital in twelve Romanian cities. The first seven
concerts of the tour will be held in big cities that have pianos and will announce
the second part of the project, that of the itinerant piano.
15th recital at the Radio Hall of Bucharest will mark the departure of a reconditioned
piano, provided by the Romanian Broadcasting Society, alongside pianist Horia
Mihail towards Hunedoara, Deva, Alba Iulia, Dumbraveni, till the final destination,
Medias ' the place where this piano will be given by the Romanian Broadcasting
Society to the local community. That is also the totally unusual humanitarian
We shall not stop here, as we shall host 'The travelling piano II'
and 'The travelling piano III', for as long as we can.
Horia Mihail and
his friend, the travelling piano, invite us to join them on Liszt's footsteps.
We shall celebrate a friendship as old as mankind, between the pianist and his
piano, trough a tour recital in twelve of the most beautiful Romanian cities.