A memory about Traian Popescu

I met him in 1997 when he came to Casa Radio to arrange the singing of his composition “Cantatele”. I was accompanied by a colleague, Dan Manolache, and by Ana Maria Sireteanu, the director of Canalului Cultural. His modesty left an unforgettable impression on us, and the short dialogue is etched in my memory forever: – Are you a composer? he was asked. – I’m not a composer, nor do I have any special musical training. I composed them in a special mood and under special circumstances. – What were they? – I was in prison, after some terrible investigations […]

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