born March 21, 1928, Galaţi
Valentin Gheorghiu is a Romanian classical pianist and composer, one of the leading Romanian pianists of the twentieth century. He was member of the Romanian Trio, together with Ştefan Gheorghiu and Radu Aldulescu. At the first edition of the George Enescu International Competition in 1958, he won the first prize for the best performance of the third sonata by Enescu, together with his brother the violinist Ştefan Gheorghiu.
Gheorghiu’s wide repertoire includes many Romantic composers such as Schumann, Grieg, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Chopin, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, in addition to music by Beethoven, as well as modern compositions by Romanian composers, George Enescu, Paul Constantinescu and himself.
În limba română: http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentin_Gheorghiu
Beethoven – Fantasy for Piano, Choir & Orchestra in C minor, op.80; Cluj Napoca Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Conductor: Emil Simon, Piano: Valentin Gheorghiu
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