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October 29, 1875 in History Born:
Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania, 1914-27

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Princess Marie of Edinburgh, more commonly known as Marie of Romania (Marie Alexandra Victoria; 29 October 1875 – 18 July 1938),[note 1] was the last Queen consort of Romania as the wife of King Ferdinand I.

Born into the British royal family, she was titled Princess Marie of Edinburgh at birth. Her parents were Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. Marie’s early years were spent in Kent, Malta and Coburg. After refusing a proposal from her cousin, the future King George V, she was chosen as the future wife of Crown Prince Ferdinand of Romania, the heir apparent of King Carol I, in 1892. Marie was Crown Princess between 1893 and 1914, and became immediately popular with the Romanian people.

Marie visiting a military hospital, 1917


Marie had controlled her weak-willed husband even before his ascension in 1914, prompting a Canadian newspaper to state that “few royal consorts have wielded greater influence than did Queen Marie during the reign of her husband”.[2]

After the outbreak of World War I, Marie urged Ferdinand to ally himself with the Triple Entente and declare war on Germany, which he eventually did in 1916. During the early stages of fighting, Bucharest was occupied by the Central Powers and Marie, Ferdinand and their five children took refuge in Moldavia. There, she and her three daughters acted as nurses in military hospitals, caring for soldiers who were wounded or afflicted by cholera. On 1 December 1918, the province of Transylvania, following Bessarabia and Bukovina, united with the Old Kingdom. Marie, now Queen consort of Greater Romania, attended the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, where she campaigned for international recognition of the enlarged Romania. In 1922, she and Ferdinand were crowned in a specially-built cathedral in the ancient city of Alba Iulia, in an elaborate ceremony which mirrored their status as queen and king of a united state.

1882 portrait by John Everett Millais commissioned by Queen Victoria and exhibited at the Royal Academy.[9]

1882 portrait by John Everett Millais commissioned by Queen Victoria and exhibited at the Royal Academy.[9]

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1882 portrait by John Everett Millais commissioned by Queen Victoria and exhibited at the Royal Academy.[9]

1882 portrait by John Everett Millais commissioned by Queen Victoria and exhibited at the Royal Academy.[9]

As queen, she was very popular, both in Romania and abroad. In 1926, Marie and two of her children undertook a diplomatic tour of the United States. They were received enthusiastically by the people and visited several cities before returning to Romania. There, Marie found that Ferdinand was gravely ill and he died a few months later. Now queen dowager, Marie refused to be part of the regency council which reigned over the country under the minority of her grandson, King Michael. In 1930, Marie’s eldest son Carol, who had waived his rights to succession, deposed his son and usurped the throne, becoming King Carol II. He removed Marie from the political scene and strived to crush her popularity. As a result, Marie moved away from Bucharest and spent the rest of her life either in the countryside, or at her home by the Black Sea. In 1937, she became ill with cirrhosis and died the following year.

Following Romania’s transition to a Socialist Republic, the monarchy was excoriated by communist officials. Several biographies of the royal family described Marie either as a drunkard or as a promiscuous woman, referring to her many alleged affairs and to orgies she had supposedly organised before and during the war. In the years preceding the Romanian Revolution of 1989, Marie’s popularity recovered and she was offered as a model of patriotism to the population. Marie is primarily remembered for her work as a nurse, but is also known for her extensive writing, including her critically acclaimed autobiography.

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Marie wearing her regalia. Photograph by George Grantham Bain.
Queen consort of Romania
Reign 10 October 1914 – 20 July 1927
Coronation 15 October 1922
Spouse Ferdinand I, King of Romania
Full name
Marie Alexandra Victoria
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (by birth)
House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (by marriage)
Father Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
Mother Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
Born 29 October 1875
Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died 18 July 1938 (aged 62)
Pelișor Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Burial 24 July 1938[1]
Curtea de Argeș Cathedral

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Historic monuments: Cetatea Fagaras (2min), Tara Fagarasului, Romania

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Fagaras IMG 5674 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Română: Panoramic spre sud al Munţilor Făgăraş...

Română: Panoramic spre sud al Munţilor Făgăraş. Fişier media obţinut cu date SRTM oferite liber de NASA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cetatea Fagaras (2min)

Robert Schumann : Arabesque Op.18 in C Major, Piano – Thurzo Zoltan: make music part of your life series

Robert Schumann : Arabesque Op.18 in C Major

Robert Schumann : Arabesque Op.18 in C Major
Piano – Thurzo Zoltan
Recorded at the Partium University – Oradea -Romania
Video Mastering : Balajti Robert

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Oradea, mai demult Oradea
Mare, (în maghiară Nagyvárad, în germană Großwardein, în idiș גרויסווארדיין Groysvardeyn, în latină Magnovaradinum

thoday’s holiday: Maidens’ Fair on Mount Gaina

Maidens’ Fair on Mount Gaina

The Maidens’ Fair is a major folk festival held at Mount Gaina in Transylvania, Romania. It was originally a marriage fair, where young men came to choose their future wives, but is now an opportunity for people to display their talents in handicrafts, costume making, singing, and dancing. Thousands of people gather for the events of the fair, which include dance competitions and concerts by folk bands and singers. Other aspects of the festival are feasts and bonfires, and the chanting of satirical verses during certain folk dances. More…


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Băile Herculane: a town in Romanian Banat, in Caraş-Severin County (the Romans bilt the several therapeutic bathes around the healing mineral water springs!

Băile Herculane

Băile Herculane
  • Băile Herculane is a town in Romanian Banat, in Caraş-Severin County, situated in the valley of the Cerna River, between the Mehedinţi Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, elevation 168 meters. Its current population is approximately 6,000. The town administers one village, Pecinișca.
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  • Local time: 2:56 PM 6/18/2014
  • Population: 6,051 (2002)
  • Area: 2.32 sq miles (6 km²)

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7 buruieni numai bune de inclus în meniu – Yahoo Ştiri România

7 buruieni numai bune de inclus în meniu – Yahoo Ştiri România.

Plantain. In childhood, we treat abrasions, scratches and bruises plantain leaves freshly picked. This plant can be used in the kitchen but in salads, stews and soups. However, in addition to leaves, inflorescence and seeds are edible. Seeds, dried and ground are a rich source of fiber and are effective in the treatment of constipation. “

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Vizitatori Romani la EuZicAsa (ori vizitati ClustrMap on the site): Multami fain va zic la toti si binecuvantari de St. Constantin si Elena!

Romania (RO) 4,782
  Bucuresti 1,459
  Satu Mare 300
  Timis 276
  Cluj 184
  Brasov 174
  Iasi 113
  Constanta 108
  Bistrita-Nasaud 103
  Suceava 95
  Galati 95
  Bihor 89
  Prahova 82
  Sibiu 80
  Valcea 74
  Mures 70
  Hunedoara 69
  Olt 69
  Vaslui 68
  Braila 62
  Dambovita 62
  Arad 60
  Dolj 60
  Giurgiu 58
  Maramures 57
  Neamt 46
  Botosani 45
  Bacau 40
  Arges 36
  Alba 34
  Ilfov 32
  Buzau 31
  Tulcea 30
  Calarasi 29
  Caras-Severin 28
  Vrancea 22
  Salaj 20
  Harghita 19
  Mehedinti 16
  Gorj 14
  Teleorman 11
  Covasna 8
  Ialomita 8
  N/A 446
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Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Studio version) – Paintings by Alexander Mann

Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Studio version) – Paintings by Alexander Mann

Music : Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Studio version) . Paintings by Alexander Mann (1853 – 1908, scottish landscape and genre painter) – he was a member of New English Art Club and Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Video by Laurentziu Ro (Romania)

It’s not hard to see anyone who looks at me
Knows I am just a rolling stone
Never landed any place to call my own
To call my own

Well it seems like so long ago
But it really ain’t you know, I started off a crazy kid
Miracle I made it though the things I did
The things I did

Some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain or snow
Till then I’ll travel alone
And I’ll make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

I had a chance to settle down, get a job and live in town
Work in some old factory
I never liked the foreman standing over me
Over me

No I rather walk a windy road, rather know the things I know
See the world with my own eye
No regrets, no looking back, no good byes
No good byes

Some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain or snow
Till then I’ll travel alone
And I’ll make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

Na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na
Na na na na na ah na
Ah na na na na na

And some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain nor snow
Till then I’ll travel alone
And I make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

Some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain nor snow
Dream of a place called home


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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: David Ohanesian – I Pagliacci – Prologo

De la Wikipedia, enciclopedia liberă

David Ohanesian (n. 6 ianuarie 1927, București – d. 30 septembrie 2007, București) a fost un bariton român care, alături de Octav Enigărescu și Nicolae Herlea, a făcut parte din triada de aur a celor mai mari baritoni ai României.

David Ohanesian, foto: Mihai Cosma

În decursul carierei sale artistice a jucat în peste 2.000 de spectacole de operă, interpretând peste 40 de roluri și primind numeroase premii și distincții. A cântat pe marile scene ale lumii, alături de alți mari interpreți ca Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballe, Placido Domingo, Leontyne Price sau Birgit Nilsson. A rămas memorabilă interpretarea sa în rolul Oedip, din opera cu același nume de George Enescu, care i-a adus renumele de cel mai apreciat Oedip al secolului al XX-lea.

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David Ohanesian (born January 6, 1927, Bucharest - died September 30, 2007, Bucharest) was a Romanian baritone who alongside Octav Enigărescu and Nicholas Herlea, was part of the golden triad of the greatest baritones of Romania.
David Ohanesian, Photo: Mihai Cosma

During his artistic career he played in more than 2,000 opera, playing over 40 roles and received numerous awards and accolades. He played on the great stages of the world, along with other great artists like Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballe, Placido Domingo, Leontyne Price and Birgit Nilsson. He remained in the role of Oedipus memorable interpretation of the work of the same name by George Enescu, who earned the reputation of Oedipus appreciated the twentieth century.


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Analog Fagaras-Cat esti omule pe lume

Analog Fagaras si studioul ZooM Recordings

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Great Compositions/Performances: Béla Bartók – Román népi táncok / Dansuri populare românești / Rumanian Folk Dances

Béla Bartók (1881-1945), Magyarország / Hongrie

- Román népi táncok, Sz. 56, BB 68
- Dansuri populare românești
- Rumanian Folk Dances

GHEORGHE ZAMFIR, nai / pán-pipe / panflute
Studio Orchestra
Tony Britten

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Great Compositions/Performances: Angela Gheorghiu: “Quia respexit” (Magnificat) by Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Magnificat en majeur, BWV 243 / in D major / in D-Dur

Aria : “Quia respexit humilitatem”

Angela Gheorghiu, soprano

Madrigal Chamber Choir Romania 
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Ion Marin , Marin Constantin


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Romanian Spring Traditions – Martisor – MARCH 1(PRON. MARTZISHOR)

Romanian Spring Traditions – Martisor.


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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Madama Butterfly – Vogliatemi bene – Jonas Kaufmann and Angela GheorghiuMadama Butterfly – Vogliatemi bene – Jonas Kaufmann and Angela Gheorghiu

Jonas Kaufmann and Angela Gheorghiu, Vogliatemi bene, from the recording sessions of the EMI Madama Butterfly in Rome, July 2008

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Ansamblul Ghiocelul din Avrig, la Buzias 2013. Vineri

Ansamblul artistic “Ghiocelul” din Avrig, Sibiu, a participat la Festivalul de Folclor “La izvor, la izvorele…!”, de la Buzias, in perioada 24-26 mai 2013. Spectacol sustinut la Iulius Mall din Timisoara.


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Jurnal de calatorie prin Tara Fagarasului (bring your appetite with you, we’ll do the rest!)


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Post by Romania – Carpathian Garden: Fundata Brasov

Fundata - Brasov County - Romania Photo: http://www.fundata-sirnea.ro/


Post by Romania – Carpathian Garden.

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Great Compositions/Performances: ENESCO: Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op. 11, No. 1 – London Symphony Orchestra

Scenes of Romania set to the music of George Enesco, conducted by Antal Dorati.

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Great Compositions/Performances: George Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody n° 2 in D major, Op. 11 (Orchestre de Montbéliard, Paul Staïcu)

The first Romanian Rhapsody composed at 19 years (together with a second one, both bearing the opus number 11) gained a worldwide fame for its lovely folk tunes (in fact, all Enescu’s works are imbued with such folk lightmotifs) and vivid Romanian rhythms, becoming definitely the best known of all his compositions. Here the Rhapsody No.2 is performed with an infectious empathy by the Romanian conductor Paul Staïcu along with his outstanding musicians of Montbéliard Philharmonic Orchestra.  The performance reveals a mighty symphonist with a keen sense of colours and orchestral textures, a rigorous and honest one devoted to principles and truth, extracting the sap of his composition from folk melodies of his people.  The reputed conductor Paul Staïcu has signed a series of recordings devoted to the complete orchestral oeuvres of his fellow compatriot.  The celebrated Romanian Rhapsody in D major op.11 , more reflexive than its pair no.1, the second Romanian Rhapsody is also a youthful work (written in 1900, when the composer was 19) with persistent folk aromas and picturesque suggestions, aiming at fructifying the popular Romanian musical treasure and meditative side of its sentimentality. The rhapsodic character compounds its appeal and favours its reception by audiences. It is a composition putting grave questions and depicting outrageous realities, filtered through a sensitive conscience. It conveys the sufferance of a moral man facing the immorality of a corrupt and pointless world, reflecting on duties and faiths, on life’s sense and destiny. The torturing mood is magisterially recreated by the inspired baton of Paul Staïcu, the main themes flow unceasingly with a desolating vigour and reach finally a concluding climax affirming an undefeated hope in the majesty of mankind.


The Romanian Athenaeum, at about the time of the Rhapsodies’ premiere there in 1903

The two Romanian Rhapsodies, Op. 11, for orchestra, are George Enescu‘s best-known compositions. They were both written in 1901, and first performed together in 1903. The two rhapsodies, and particularly the first, have long held a permanent place in the repertory of every major orchestra. They employ elements of lăutărească music, vivid Romanian rhythms, and an air of spontaneity. They exhibit exotic modal coloring, with some scales having ‘mobile’ thirds, sixths or sevenths, creating a shifting major/minor atmosphere, one of the characteristics of Romanian lăutărească music.[1][not in citation given] They also incorporate some material found in the later drafts of his Poème roumaine, Op. 1.[2]

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The stage of the Athenaeum in Bucharest

The two Romanian Rhapsodies were composed in Paris, and premiered together in a concert at the Romanian Athenaeumin Bucharest which also included the world premiere of Enescu’s First Suite for Orchestra, Op. 9 (1903). The composer conducted all three of his own works, which were preceded on the programme by Berlioz’s Overture to Les francs-jugesand Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, both conducted by Eduard Wachmann. The concert took place on 23 February 1903[3](according to the Julian calendar in use in Romania at that time; 8 March 1903 Gregorian).[4] The Second Rhapsody was played first, and Enescu maintained this order of performance throughout his life.[5]

Rhapsody No. 2 in D major

The Second Rhapsody, like the first, was completed in 1901,[14][7] but is more inward and reflective. Its essential character is not dance, but song.[15][5] It is based on the popular 19th-century ballad “Pe o stîncă neagră, într-un vechi castel” (“On a dark rock, in an old castle”) which, like the opening melody of the First Rhapsody Enescu may have learned from the lăutar Chioru,[1] though again there is some doubt whether Enescu actually remembered it from Chioru.[10] After a development culminating in a canonic presentation, this theme is joined by a dance tune, “Sîrba lui Pompieru” (“Sîrba of the Fireman”), followed shortly afterward by the second half of a folksong, “Văleu, lupu mă mănîncă” (“Aiee, I’m being devoured by a wolf!”), which is treated in canon.[16] Toward the end there is a brief moment of animation, bringing to mind the spirit of country lăutari, but the work ends quietly.[17]

Unlike the First Rhapsody, there is no controversy at all about the scoring of the Second, which is given in the published score as: 3 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, 2 timpani, cymbal, 2 harps, first violins, second violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.[18]


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Info Transylvania – Accomodation in Transylvania, Tourist Attractions in Transylvania, all about Transylvania

Info Transylvania – Accomodation in Transylvania, Tourist Attractions in Transylvania, all about Transylvania.


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Semnale de bucium / Carpathian horn signals

“Semnale de bucium” performed by a group of six carpathianhorn (“bucium”, “tulnic“) players. Romanian traditional folk song from Transylvania area.

Carpathianhorn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucium

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Unirea Principatelor Române 24 ianuarie 1859

Unirea Principatelor Române 24 ianuarie 1859

Unirea Principatelor Române cunoscută și ca Mica Unire (Marea Unire fiind cea de la 1918) a avut loc la jumătatea secolului al XIX-lea și reprezintă unificarea vechilor state Moldova și Țara Românească

Unirea este strâns legată de personalitatea lui Alexandru Ioan Cuza și de alegerea sa ca domnitor al ambelor principate la 5 ianuarie 1859 în Moldova și la 24 ianuarie 1859 în Țara Românească. Totuși, unirea a fost un proces complex, bazat pe puternica apropiere culturală și economică între cele două țări. 

Procesul a început în 1848, odată cu realizarea uniunii vamale între Moldova și Țara Românească, în timpul domniilor lui Mihail Sturdza, respectiv Gheorghe Bibescu. Deznodământul războiului Crimeii a dus la un context european favorabil realizării unirii. Votul popular favorabil unirii în ambele țări, rezultat în urma unor Adunări Ad-hoc în 1857 a dus la Convenția de la Paris din 1858, o înțelegere între Marile Puteri prin care se accepta o uniune mai mult formală între cele două țări, cu guverne diferite și cu unele instituții comune. La începutul anului următor, liderul unionist moldovean Alexandru Ioan Cuza a fost ales ca domnitor al Moldovei și Țării Românești, aducându-le într-o uniune personală. În 1862, cu ajutorul unioniștilor din cele două țări, Cuza a unificat Parlamentul și Guvernul, realizând unirea politică. 

După înlăturarea sa de la putere în 1866, unirea a fost consolidată prin aducerea pe tron a principelui Carol de Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, iar constituția adoptată în acel an a denumit noul stat România.

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Un bulgăre de humă (1989) (Ion Creangă și Mihai Eminescu)

Povestea lui Ion Creanga, scriitorul care a reusit sa impresioneze generatii de-a randul cu basmele si povestirile sale. Continuand un har mostenit de la stramosii sai, Creanga considera povestile lui o simpla sursa de amuzament, lipsita de profunditate. Mihai Eminescu este cel care incearca sa-l convinga ca detine un talent deosebit. Poetul, insa, are alte probleme, fiind implicat intr-o imposibila poveste de dragoste cu Veronica Micle…. Respectul pe care il avem in mod firesc fata de marile personalitati Ion Creanga si Mihai Eminescu a devenit, in
momentul realizarii acestui film extrem de inhibant. Acesta a constituit principalul handicap pe care l-am avut de trecut. Pentru a deveni personaje de film, Eminescu si Creanga trebuiau sa coboare de pe statui, sa prinda viata imprumutand chipurile unor actori: sa vorbeasca, sa se miste si sa evolueze intr-un chip cat mai firesc. In loc sa pastram un ton solemn, omagial, care ar fi imprimat filmului, cred, un aer sedentios, an incercat sa ne apropiem cu discretie si caldura de personalitatile readuse la viata. Chiar daca primele lor aparitii in film risca sa deceptioneze printr-o fireasca neidentificare cu fotografiile icoana, atat de cunoscute, speram ca personajele sa devina convingatoare pe parcursul desfasurarii povestirii cinematografice. Este un omagiu pe care ila duce cu intarziuere implinirii a 100 de ani de la moartea lui Ion Creanga, Mihai Eminescu si Veronica Micle” (Nicolae Margineanu).


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Great Compositions/Performances: Corul Madrigal Pe carare sub un brad D.G.Kiriac) “…ca dragostea n-are leac decat ochii care-ti plac!…)

Great Compositions/Performances:  Corul Madrigal Pe carare sub un brad D.G.Kiriac) “…ca dragostea n-are leac decat ochii care-ti plac!…)


English: the eyes Français : les yeux Deutsch:...

English: the eyes Français : les yeux Deutsch: die Augen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Dumitru Georgescu Kiriac (18 March 1866 – 8 January 1928) was a Romanian composer, conductor, and ethnomusicologist.[1] He was particularly known for his sacred choral works and art songs which were based on the Romanian Orthodox tradition and Romanian folklore.[2]

Kiriac was born in Bucharest and began his musical studies at the Bucharest Conservatory (now the National University of Music) with Gheorghe Brătianu (1847 – 1905) and Eduard Wachmann (1836 – 1908). From 1892 to 1899 he studied in Paris with Vincent d’Indy at the Schola Cantorum de Paris and with Charles-Marie Widor and Gabriel Fauré at the Paris Conservatory. It was during this time that he began collecting Romanian children’s folk songs. On his return to Bucharest in 1900 he became a professor at the Bucharest Conservatory. The following year he founded the Romanian choral society, Carmen.[2][3]

Kiriac died in his native city at the age of 61. He was considered one of the founders of modern Romanian music.[4] Festivalul Internaţional de Muzică Corală “D.G. Kiriac”, an international festival of sacred choral music held annually in the city of Pitești, is named in his honour as is the city’s male voice choir.[5]

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ROMANIA – Travel and Tourism Information

Romania's Castles and Fortresses - The Fortress of Rasnov (near Brasov, Romania)ROMANIA – Travel and Tourism Information.


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Colinde traditionale-Transilvania”COLINDITA-ZESTREA”(2005)instructori:Marinela si C-tin Istici

Filmări – noiembrie 2005 în incinta Mănăstirii Greco-Catolice Sf.Anton din Gherla.Grupul fiinteaza sub egida Liceului Ana Ipatescu şi Casa Municipală de Cultură Gherla, fiind instruit incepand cu 1994 de CONSTANTIN ISTICI si MARINELA ZEGREAN ISTICI iar din 2006 si pâna în prezent de CONSTANTIN ISTICI. Filmul reprezintă generatia 2005. Debutul grupului a avut loc la Sala Radiodifuziunii Romane Bucuresti in data de 13 decembrie 1993 – Concertul de Colinde – Realizatoar: EUGENIA FLOREA, prezentator: MIHAI POPESCU,cu aceasta ocazie debutează si RARES ZEGREAN ISTICI, “mascota” si năzdravanul grupului. Denumirea ZESTREA si l-a luat odata cu participarea la Festivalul de Folclor “Obiceiuri Uitate” – MAMAIA 2003, unde au câştigat locul doi.. Regia, scenariul si dialogurile,sunt semnate de C-tin Istici.

Ciprian Porumbescu – Crai Nou — 1.– Aria Dochitei – Hora

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Colind Andra – Deschide usa crestine

Colind Andra – Deschide usa crestine K-Lumea.net


Bucharest City Tour

Masterminds.ro & Yony_Ro presents you the capital of Romania as you never seen it before! 

Video by: Masterminds.ro
Photos by: yony_ro
Music by: George Enescu 
(Romanian Rhapsody no. 1)

A High Definition video which will make you see how Bucharest really is! You will feel the real Romanian passion for art, culture and life itself!
Bring closer a glass of red wine, turn the sound volume just a bit higher than normal.. now relax and enjoy the following 10 minutes..


Fabulous Compositions: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 by George Enescu

The author of this beautiful video has chosen a ever so truthful account of  the country and the people of Romania, now and throughout the ages old history, for which am very thankful:

“Pentru mine, Enescu va rămâne una din veritabilele minuni ale lumii.
(…) Rădăcinile puternice şi nobleţea sufletului său sunt provenite din
propria lui ţară, o ţară de inegalată frumuseţe.” Yehudi Menuhin

Just a thought:  “Yehudi Menuhin’s quotation refers to the best known, and loved Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu:  Nevertheless, I believe that George Enescu achieved in his Romanian Rhapsodies a portrayal of the people of Romania that no one else ever was able to describe with so much humanity, in the language of music what Eminescu did by employing the romantic poetry of the  Romanian language.” George-B 



Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania (1875)

No ordinary queen, Marie took an active role in Romania‘s wartime activities, beginning with helping bring the country into the Allied camp in World War I and ending with her representation of Romanian interests in territory negotiations at the close of the war. In the interim, the “Soldier Queen” also contributed to the war effort by volunteering as a nurse with the Red Cross and publishing a book whose proceeds went to the same cause. Marie later became the first royal adherent of what faith? More…Discuss


Doină de jale – Ciocârlia / Sad Song – The Lark

“Doină de jale – Ciocârlia” performed by Gheorghe Zamfir at panflute (“nai”). Adapted from a Romanian traditional folk song.


Visit The Town of Fagaras…See for yourself!

Visit This Site 


Hymn to the Theotokos at Sinaia Monastery in Romania

Pilgrims singing in Sinaia monastery church in Romania


Romanian Anthem

Republic of Romania National Anthem

Wake up, Romanian, from your deadly sleep
Into which you’ve been sunk by the barbaric tyrants
Now, or never, your fate renew,
To which your enemies will bow to.

Now or never let’s give proof to the world
That in these veins still flows a Roman blood,
That in our chests we still maintain our pride in a name
The victor in his battles, the name of Trajan!

Watch on, shadows of highnesses, Mihai, Stefan, Corvine,
The Romanian Nation, your great grandchildren,
With weapons in their arms, with your fire in their veins,
“Life in freedom or death!” shout all.

Priests, lead with your crucifixes! Because our army is Christian,
The motto is Liberty and its goal is holy,
Better to die in battle, in full glory!
Than to once again be slaves upon our ancient ground!

“Beethoven’s Silence”

Autumn in Romania – Cheile Grădiştei (jud. Braşov), 8-10 octombrie 2008
Music: ERNESTO CORTAZAR (“Beethoven’s Silence”)

Bucegi Mountains, Romania Crucea Caraiman 1981 (my Photo Collection)

Bucegi Mountains, Romania Crucea Caraiman 1981

Bucegi Mountains, Romania Crucea Caraiman 1981

Dumitru Farcas: Go, Longing, to Rocky Montains (Romanian a folkloric Song)

Dumitru Fărcaş – Du-te, dor, în munţi de piatră

Toate pozele sunt făcute de mine, pe Masivul Ceahlău (Carpaţii Orientali)

All the pictures are took by me in the Ceahlău Massif (the Carpathian Mountains, in Moldavia region of Romania)

Dumitru Farcas: Go, Longing, to Rocky Montains

Photos taken in Ceahlau Massif, Moldova, Romania

“Resting on a Bench” (My Father resting on a bench in the central park, Fagaras, Romania, 1939 – My photo Collection): “I learned how to ride that very bike in 1960″)

"Resting on a Bench" (My Father resting on a bench in the central park, Fagaras, Romania, 1939 - My photo Collection)

“Resting on a Bench” (My Father resting on a bench in the central park, Fagaras, Romania, 1939 – My photo Collection) I learned how to ride that same bike, in the 1960. 

“The Corso Stroll” (My Father and his friend Dr. Letea, In Brasov (Kronstadt), Romania, 1941) (My Photo Collection)

"The Corso Stroll" (My Father and his friend Dr. Letea, In Brasov (Kronstadt), Romania, 1941) (My Photo Collection)

“The Corso Stroll” (My Father and his friend Dr. Letea, In Brasov (Kronstadt), Romania, 1941) (My Photo Collection)

“Two Generations Ice-skating ” (above: Me, 1963/ Bellow: my Father and friends, 1934: Both pictures at the Cetatea Fagaras, Fagaras, Romania) (My Photo Collection)

"Two Generations Ice-skating " (above: Me, 1963/ Bellow: my Father and friends, 1934. Both pictures at the Cetatea Fagaras, Fagaras, Romania) My Photo Collection)

“Two Generations Ice-skating ” (Top: Me, 1963/ Bottom: my Father and friends, 1934. Both pictures at the Cetatea Fagaras, Fagaras, Romania) (My Photo Collection)

Adevarul despre Romania (The Truth about Romania)

Grigore Lese – Canta cucu-n lemn uscat | imagini de stana


cantec de Grigore Lese, ilustrat cu imagini filmate in stana turistica telescaun Vatra Dornei

Martisorul – Dansul fetelor din Crihalma

Crihalma - Fagaras - Romania

Crihalma – Fagaras – Romania



Cascada (Waterfall) Urlatoarea (the Screamer) In Masivul Bucegi, Carpatii Meridionali_Romania 1973 (my photography Collection)

Cascada (Waterfall) Urlatoarea (the Screamer) In Masivul Bucegi, Carpatii Meridionali_Romania 1973

Cascada (Waterfall) Urlatoarea (the Screamer) In Masivul Bucegi, Carpatii Meridionali_Romania 1973 (My photoraphy Collection)

“My grand father – In Sunday Cloches” (Strada Tabacari, no.34, Fagaras, Romania Around 1958) (old photos, snapshot on the past”- My photography collection)

"My grand father" (Strada Tabacari, no.34, Fagaras, Romania Around 1958) (old photos, snapshot on the past"- My photography collection)

“My grand father- In Sunday clothes” (Strada Tabacari, no.34, Fagaras, Romania Around 1958) (old photos, snapshot on the past”- My photography collection)

This was right after they installed sewage line along the street, which before was a small creek aalled “Iazul Morii” or Pe la Palane (by the fences) because it was lined with the surrounding property fences. There was a water mill upstream, where the community got their grains milled, and a bread oven where we would go from time to time with our dough ready to be baked in the oven. That was the finest homemade bread I’ve ever helped make or tasted – I promise you!


Ciprian Porumbescu – Rapsodia Romana

Ciprian Porumbescu (born Cyprian Gołęmbiowski on October 14, 1853 July 6, 1883) was an Romanian composer born in Şipotele Sucevei in Bukovina (now Shepit, Putyla Raion, Ukraine). He was among the most celebrated Romanian composers of his time; his popular works include Crai nou, Trei culori, Song for the 1st of May, Ballad for violin and piano, and Serenada. In addition, he composed the music for Pe-al nostru steag e scris Unire, which was used for Albania’s national anthem, Hymni i Flamurit. His work spreads over various forms and musical genres, but the majority of his work is choral and operetta. Ciprian Porumbescu was born into the family of Iraclie Gołęmbiowski (who changed the Polish-sounding family name to its Romanian translation), an ethnic Romanian writer and Orthodox priest of possible Polish origins. He studied music in Suceava and Cernăuţi, then continued at the Konservatorium für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna from 1879 to 1881 under Anton Bruckner and Franz Krenn. His artistic career as a composer, conductor, violinist, and pianist started in Cernăuţi, and continued in Vienna, and later in Braşov where he taught vocal music at Romanian schools.

Ciprian Porumbescu wrote poetry, lyrics and press articles, and actively participated in the public cultural life. He helped the rise of the Romanian music school during an age of enthusiasm generated by Romania’s independence. Some of the most remarkable musical pages of the composer were inspired by national heroes and great army leaders, such as Stephen III of Moldavia and Dragoş Vodă. The appreciation of his music came from the melodic nature of his compositions and their folklore inspiration.

Ciprian Porumbescu left a legacy of more than 250 works, bringing him fame and popularity through his short life. The composer saw his work Crai Nou (New Moon) performed in Braşov, while his vocal works Pe-al nostru steag (On our flag), Treiculorul (Three coloured), Cântec de primăvară (Spring song), Serenada, Cântecul gintei latine (Latin nation song), La malurile Prutului (On the Prut’s shores), and Altarul manastirii Putna (Putna monastery’s altar) were already in the public conscience. He died at the age of 29 in Stupca, which was renamed Ciprian Porumbescu in his honor.
(Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciprian_Porumbescu)