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Composer born August 19. Georges Enescu.


I love the Romanian Rhaposidies, especially #1.  It has a great viola part. 🙂 – about half way through….

George Enescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈd​͡ʒe̯ord​͡ʒe eˈnesku]; known in France as Georges Enesco; 19 August 1881, Liveni – 4 May 1955, Paris) was a Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher.

He was born in the village of Liveni (later renamed “George Enescu” in his honor), Dorohoi County at the time, today Botoşani County. He showed musical talent from early in his childhood. A child prodigy, Enescu created his first musical composition at the age of five. Shortly thereafter, his father presented him to the professor and composer Eduard Caudella. At the age of seven, he entered the Vienna Conservatory, where he studied with Joseph Hellmesberger, Jr., Robert Fuchs, and Sigismund Bachrich. He graduated before his 13th birthday, earning the silver medal. In his Viennese concerts young Enescu played works by Brahms, Sarasate and Mendelssohn. In 1895 he went to Paris to continue his studies. He studied violin with Martin Pierre Marsick, harmony with André Gédalge, and composition with Jules Massenet and Gabriel Fauré.

See more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Enescu

Queen Elisabeth of Romania with George Enescu and Dimitrie Dinicu

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2 Responses

  1. I’m listening to it now; stunning scenery in the video.
    I know this piece, really enjoyed hearing it again.

  2. My youngest nephew lives in Romania now. So I guess he knows the scenery too. He decided to become a missionary instead of a journalist. I don’t get it myself but he seems to be happy.

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