Although Enescu never received the adulation he deserved for his music during his lifetime, in recent years his music is being “rediscovered”, as it were, and these two new recordings should help to move along the Enescu revival.
The wonderful, engrossing, 45-minute show is an ensemble effort on the part of some very fine musicians as well as theatre artists. It would take three quarters of an hour alone to describe the many layers of detail that work together to produce a psychologically as well as musically rich tapestry.
I have to confess I was seduced by New Yorker Simone Dinnerstein from the first time I heard her recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations nearly five years ago. It hasn’t been unconditional love since, but a respect and appreciation for a musician who can bend everything she touches to suit her will.