Today, June 2nd 2011, Dan Iordachescu is 81 years old! Happy Birthday to the baritone with a velvet voice and song of gold, Happy Birthday to the wonderful artist Dan Iordachescu! May God give him health and a long life, may the joys he has offered to the souls in love with the Great Music return to him thousandfold!
Dan Iordachescu, the baritone with a golden voice, extraordinary sensibility and exceptional musical intelligence, a thorough stylist and interpreter, the artist who has “one of the finest baritone voices in the world”, as Kenneth Wright from the BBC London said in 1967, while Hannoversche Presse wrote, on March 7th, 1968: “Dan Iordachescu, ours being, belongs to the world”.
“With Dan Iordachescu, Mozart’s music doesn’t pass through Salzburg anymore, but through Bucharest”, so said Salzburger Nachrichten in september 1956, the year in which the Great MOZART Prize was awarded to baritone Dan Iordachescu.
“In my opinion, Dan Iordachescu, in both the lyrical art and his type of voice, prevails today as the greatest mozartian singer in the world…” ((Luigi Dallapiccola- Radio Talks, the Golden Library of the Romanian Radio)
“Dan Iordachescu, the great baritone of the Bucharest Opera, is a phenomenon. His voice is immense, dark in colour, resonant, equal in the registers, indefatigable and capable of a wealth of vocal colours and dynamic nuances.” (Los Angeles Times – Music Revue, 28 mai 1974)
“He was heard by Kenneth Wright – BBC Director, who stated that Dan Iordachescu has one of the finest baritone voices in the world today, a voice of unusual richness of timbre and expressiveness.” (B.B.C. Music News,Londra, 1959)
“The art of Dan Iordachescu bestows him the laurels of the Great Art, which has no borders… Dan Iordachescu, ours being, belongs to everyone.” (Hannoversche Presse – Hannover, 7 martie 1968)
“The baritone’s yelding voice was becoming, in pianissimo, scented haze, the trembling of a wave heard in a dream… syllables round as the pearl evoked the foam of the small waves. All of Schumann’s emotivity appeared in the voice so powerful, tender and whispering, shaped in Heine’s wonderful poetry.” (Cella Delavrancea – 1 noiembrie 1972)
Duparc – Soupir
Schubert – Erlkonig
Verdi – La Traviata
Verdi – Un Ballo in Maschera
Verdi – Don Carlo
Schubert’s Ave Maria exquisitely sung by Dan Iordachescu on his page: www.daniordachescu.ro
Schumann – Im wunderschonen Monat Mai
Schumann – Im wunderschonen Monat Mai,
together with the great pianist Valentin Gheorghiu
Bizet – Carmen
Denza – Occhi di fata
Mozart – Cosi fan tutte: Terzettino –
together with his daughters Irina and Cristina Iordachescu
Donizetti – Il Matrimonio Segreto –
together with the great bass Constantin Gabor
Giordano – Andrea Chenier
On June 2nd 2010 baritone Dan Iordachescu celebrated 80 years of life through singing! The great artist appeared on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum to celebrate together with the public so dear to his heart! The exceptional artistic longevity of Dan Iordachescu has allowed him the joy of singing in concerts, in the past years, together with his daughters, soprano Irina Iordachescu and mezzosoprano Cristina Iordachescu-Iordache.