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George Enescu is essentially the national composer of Romania. (He lived from 1881 to 1955.) When people say “Romanian Rhapsody,” they mean Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1. Yet he wrote two. No. 1 is the familiar one. Max Bruch wrote three violin concertos. Yet “the Bruch Concerto” can mean only one: No. 1, in G minor. Tchaikovsky wrote two piano concertos, or three, depending on how you count.
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Vivat Enescu

Music / Classical : Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog

George Enescu's only opera, his magnum opus Oedipe, opens at the ROH tonight for the first time ever. I adore Enescu and have a massive poster of him from the Enescu Festival in Bucharest above my piano. Wrote the following for the ...

Cat-loving composer dies, aged 68

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Union of Composers and Musicologists in Romania reports the death on Friday of Adrian Enescu, an award-winning crossover composer with many films to his credit. Adrian loved cats. (So did some other composers).

JDCMB Top 10 Posts of 2016

Music / Classical : Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog

1. Vivat Enescu, 23 May George Enescu. Photo: Enescu Festival, Bucharest This is my highest-scoring post ever. I think three-quarters of Romania must have logged on. Seriously, though, I'm delighted so many of you enjoyed discoverin...

Orchestra to the fore: Enescu's Oedipe from Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Music / Classical : Planet Hugill

George Enescus's Oedipe - London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, Paul Gay at the Royal Festival Hall (Photo Allen Max) Enescu Oedipe; Paul Gay, Willard White, Christopher Purves, Graham Clark, Ruxandra Donose, Ildiko Koml...

Enescu and Silverstri at the Romanian Cultural Institute

Music / Classical : Planet Hugill

Mixing music by Romanian composers Constantin Silvest ri and George s Enescu, the concert by Romanian pianist Mihai Ritivoiu and Bulgarian pianist Evgeny Genchev on Thursday 4 February at 7pm at the Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Be...


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