Superb Creativity


The revelation of the concert was "March and Choral" for orchestra of SERGIU NATRA…

"March and Choral" demonstrated the composer

personality who realized a suggestive atmosphere with a deep power of expression.

I appreciate in particularly the ingenious harmony and orchestration

and its beautiful effects, clear, balanced and without frills.

Andrei Tudor

"Divertimento in Ancient Style" and "March and Choral" are brilliant music works of a genius with a bright future.

George Enescu, composer.

"March and Choral" is a masterpiece music work.

Edouard Lindenberg, conductor.

SERGIU NATRA's "Three Street Cort├Ęges" for piano

Expressionist, trenchant, starting from the rhythmic aspect

of the core of the appearance of things,

SERGIU NATRA constructs under the influence of obsessive movements.

He sharply displaces the sonorities of the piano,

transforming it into a huge reflector

with a strange game of light and shadow.

The choreographic visions at the origin of this three pieces work

are suggested by their names: Carnival, Funeral Procession and Demonstration.

The very suggestive funeral procession has a obstinately repeated bass with deep roar of a gigantic sigh

and cries of despair. The Demonstration also suggest the

rhythmic turmoil of masses coming from opposite directions

flowing frantically and pounding the pavement.

It is a constructive art made with great confidence and it is profoundly moving.

Alfred Mendelsohn, composer.

The symphony in colors of SERGIU NATRA is a work of a genius.

Leon Klepper, composer

NATRA's Horizons Symphony is a masterpiece music composition.

Mendi Rodan, conductor.

Horizons Symphony of NATRA is a work of a genius.

Sergiu Comissiona, conductor.

NATRA’s "Symphony in Red, Blue, Yellow and Green" is a monumental work.

Its architecture is impressive - built of welded independent elements with incredible mastery.

This impressive architecture blends with a fulminate, brilliant orchestration.

The particular color of the harp lends a touch of unmistakable stamp of specificity.

The polyphonic technique combines a musical discourse in a special dialog.

The contrast between the movements, the scaffolding of the four entities and the way the composer

had designed it in to a whole, emits a strong inner strength!

Maestro NATRA's great art lies in blending traditional orchestral sonority with contemporary

language par excellence.

Sparkling orchestration, dynamism of the parts that compose the impressive architecture along with

compelling melody, all subjected to a precise and thorough compositional work,

shape a sound result that solemnly raises to the highest level of universal musical creation.

Sofia Gelman, composer

The main event of the evening, SERGIU NATRA’s "Pages from a Composers Diary",

was not only an exciting highlight of the concert but a landmark in the country‘s musical life.

Undoubtedly this piece is one of the most convincing and arresting pieces we have had from NATRA’s pen.

It represents a new, more simple and melodic NATRA.

Furthermore, by dividing the orchestra into several groups,

seated at different locations on the stage,

NATRA produces what could perhaps be defined as

acoustic phenomena in time and in space.

With the "Pages from a Composers Diary",

NATRA had produced a masterpiece which will undoubtedly

occupy a place of honor in our orchestral repertoire.

Benjamin Bar-Am, composer

SERGIU NATRA is highly gifted, whose works are quite often performed in our concert-halls and even abroad

Paul Ben-Haim, composer.

The extraordinarily gifted SERGIU NATRA is a relatively recent immigrant from Romania,

where he was held in the highest official esteem and accordingly was awarded even as a very young man

Prof. Alexander L. Ringer

It seems that NATRA is not pinned down by any system or school and must be one of the busiest

composers of our time. The commissions and awards he collects are certainly the best proof of his

music's quality and acceptability by a wider audience. All stress NATRA's independent expression

and a disarming sincerity. His music echoes his personality.

Yohanan Boehm, composer

NATRA's compositions are of the highest quality and he is one of the greatest composers in the world

Dr. Ruth Ben Zvi

NATRA establishes definite standards, professionalism, thoroughness, sincerity and personal

integrity, found all both in him and in his works. These may well serve as a model for every composer

seeking his way in the mind boggling maze of present day musical writing.

NATRA is one of the major composers active in Israel today whose work well deserves to be heard

more often and whose influence should be brought to bear more strongly on the generation of our

young composers.

Dr. Benjamin Perl

Natra is one of the most important and prolific composers active in Israel. His orchestral music is

characterized by brilliant orchestration, excellent melody and great dramatic intensity.

Benjamin Yusupov - composer, Eitan Globerson- conductor

"Symphony in Red, Blue, Yellow and Green", "Horizons Symphony",

"Memories Symphony", "Invincible Symphony", "Tongues of Fire Symphony", "Sonatina for Harp",

"Esquisses for flute and piano", as well as many other of NATRA's creations, are ingenious creations.

His creations are original, exceptional imaginative, creative, innovative, interesting,

intelligent, illustrative, sophisticated, touching, exciting, intense, daring, unpredictable and challenging.

They are very well constructed and defined, accurate and concise - in the sense that they are brief in

form and comprehensive in scope, with profound knowledge and understanding.

All the composer creations are multidimensional in time and space, with vertical and horizontal

plains and elements, counterpoints and dependent voices, consonances and dissonances,

with phenomenal ideas, sound tones, coloring and diversification.

NATRA's continuous search and finding for the original, new, different and the interesting, is the real

and invariable nature of excellent creation.

NATRA has what "to say" and he knows "to say" it brilliantly in the language of music, without hesitation or coincidence.

His creations are proofs and examples to the perception that excellent contemporary and modern

classical music could be, among others, more interesting and challenging than the "traditional"

classic music from which it was evolved from. Quality wise, his creations are the "rock music" of the classical music. 

The listeners enjoyment of his music will increased even more as their personal abilities are utilized optimally.

NATRA's clear personal stamp and particular writing style, all the above multitude attributes and

qualities in his symphonic and chamber music creations, as well as the time in which he created 

his creations, attest his genius and that he is one of the greatest and best classical composers in the

world in all times.

Gabi Natra

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