Celibidache's parents wanted him to be a politician, not a music genious.......
"The Communist Secret Police (The Securitate) monitored Sergiu Celibidache through its departments handling Romanians living abroad. Three files dealing with him are held by the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives. The files, of which the most complete is the one compiled by the External Information Service (no.269), store data gathered by undercover agents working in the Romanian Legations or Embassies and by agents recruited amongst Romanians exiles or Romanians allowed to travel abroad.
Hundreds of classified pages include action plans, reports, and dossiers describing the way Celibidache, his family, and his friends were kept under surveillance. Letters sent by him to friends or family and their replies are also preserved in the files.
The first ‘strictly secret’ document approved by the head of S.I.E.4 - Directorate 1, Vasile Valcu, is the 14 July 1955 Decision to open a separate file on Sergiu Celibidache. It says: "After graduating from the Conservatoire, he quickly establishes himself thanks to his talent and is considered one of the best conductors. Through his profession and all he achieved he manages to make contacts in the highest capitalist circles. On this basis I have decided to open a separate file on Sergiu Celibidache, who will be known under the code name ”KOLB”.5 In fact, the Securitate had started monitoring Celibidache as early as 1948 when it intercepted two letters sent to his relatives in Roman. The officer who reported on their content described them as being "directed against the people’s security”.
His parents, Demostene and Maria were put under surveillance, although – it was noted – they were "not involved” in politics. But the file records that Maria ”looked with deadly hatred upon our regime of popular democracy”. His sisters Magdalena, Tatiana (who lived in Venezuela), Paraschiva, Maria and his brother Neculai-Radu were also watched over. And so was Celibidache’s old friend Eugen Trancu-Iasi to whom the conductor regularly wrote and whom he hoped to see again.
Whilst focussing on Celibidache’ career, the Securitate was also interested in his „political activity”. Acting as its honorary president, he is supposed to have „organized the Romanian community in Berlin (...) consisting of reactionary elements who defected the country after 23 August 1944 or had been living there for a long time”.
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