Ciprian Porumbescu, patriotism through music, Romanian culture – was born in 1853 in the village Stupca, commune Sipotele Sucevei
Ciprian was a shy child, clumsy, weak and prone to disease, but extremely talented and intelligent. The early years, as recorded musician himself, were the most beautiful and beloved composer’s life. Porumbescu grew up listening to sweet music, bouncy of a Romanian folklore, that fascinated him. Father, folklorist and a great lover of the Psalter music frequently collaborate with one of the outstanding poets of our nation – Vasile Alecsandri. Vasile Alecsandri cultivated therefore to the child, perhaps with too much ardor, the love for his country and Romanian people. Was probably the best Romanian from the Romanians, eternally in love with his country, its people and especially the violin, his first “girlfriend”, violin with who play the music of his people.
Because of the poverty, Ciprian Porumbescu could not enjoy a musical training continues and complete. He began studying music at Suceava and Cernauti, where he leads the Cultural Society choir “Arboreasa”. In 1871, at the 400th anniversary of the building of the Putna Monastery, at the festivities, alongside Mihai Eminescu, Ioan Slavici, A.D. Xenopol, Nicolae Teclu and others, participate also the young Porumbescu, surprising the assistance with his wonderful song of violin. Then with the help of a scholarship, he continued his studies at the “Konservatorium fur Musik” in Vienna, where he directs the choir Student Society “Romania Juna“. Here will compose in 1880, the collection of twenty choral pieces and songs in unison, brought together in the “Colection of social songs for Romanian students” (“Song of Latina Ginta“, “Song tricolor“, “Hymn Union – On our flag is written Union!“) / „Colecțiune de cântece sociale pentru studenții români” („Cântecul gintei latine”, „Cântecul tricolorului”, „Imnul unirii – Pe-al nostru steag e scris Unire!“), the first work of its kind in Romanian musical literature space.
After this period, follow the most beautiful stage of his artistic life. On March 11, 1882 takes place the premiere of “New Philanderer” / “Crai Nou“, a play in two acts written by Ciprian Porumbescu on the text of the poem Vasile Alecsandri. The huge success of the show requires resumption on 12 and 23 March, on the same stage. In the same year, the operetta is mounted and Oravita.
Ciprian Porumbescu a convinced unionist, an advocate of reunification between the same boundaries of the Romanian language space, was arrested for his political activity, time spent in prison is one in which he wrote his most valuable pieces. Among his works are “Romanian Rhapsody for Orchestra“, “Serenade“, “On the banks of the Prut“, “Altar o the Putna Monastery“, “Romanian Heart“, “Gaudeamus Igitur“, “Ode for Romanian soldiers” / „Rapsodia română pentru orchestră”, „Serenadă”, „La malurile Prutului”, „Altarul Mănăstirii Putna”, „Inimă de român”, „Gaudeamus Igitur”, „Odă ostașilor români” and others.
Much too early, at just 29 years old, suffering from tuberculosis, Ciprian Porumbescu dies in house from Stupca village called today Ciprian Porumbescu in the onor of this great composer, in front of his father’s eyes and his sister, Marioara at June 6, 1883.
The grave of Ciprian Porumbescu is in the cemetery of Stupca village, near the altar of the church “Sfantul Dumitru”. His entire musical work fall within the Romantic current; showing full technical and expressive elements of this current. In his works, Porumbescu inserted elements patriotic themes that define it as expressive elements that define him like style, a unique musicality, in wich displays a series of personal experiences, thoughts and ideas, that only in this way can be heard.
His ‘Ballad’, which came to be known worldwide as a symbol of the music of pain and tragedy of our history moves today, just like 100 years ago or more centuries to come, the genius that captures greatness Romanian soul and sensitivity.
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Ciprian Proumbescu – Ballad
The Hymn of Albania is written by Ciprian Porumbescu – On our flag is written Unification!
Hymni i Flamurit
On our flag is written Unification! (lyrics) Pe-al nostru steag e scris unire! (versuri)
Ciprian Porumbescu, patriotism through music, Romanian culture – was born in 1853 in the village Stupca, commune Sipotele Sucevei.