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Bucharest (Rom. Bucureşti)locked

  • Octavian Cosma
  •  and Alice Tacu


Capital city of Romania. It is situated on the southern plain between the Carpathian Mountains and the Danube River. Its origins go back to the Neolithic Age. It became the capital of Romania in 1859.

Vocal and instrumental folk melodies and the psalms of the Orthodox Church dominated the music of the medieval city. The royal court encouraged both Western and Eastern European musicians. The earliest known concert was given by the organist Hieronimus Ostermayer in ...

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