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81. Leroy Anderson - Music Essay
Extended biographical essay with photograph, works cited, and bibliography by Robert A. Tims.Category Arts Music Composition Composers A Anderson, Leroy...... of Leroy Anderson's composition professors was george enescu (outside of Romaniahe was also known as george Enesco), a Romanian composer and violinist, and at
Leroy Anderson
An American Composer
In the early 1950s, at a luncheon meeting of the National Press Club, a slim, sandy-haired man by the name of Leroy Anderson took the stage. As he sat down at the piano, he modestly announced the songs that he had written and would be playing. Even though his name was largely unknown, his compositions were becoming quite popular and well known. After he finished, the audience of newsmen, members of congress, and other government dignitaries wildly applauded his performance. This young man from Boston was considered to be one of the most promising American composers of lighter works that had appeared in a long time (Gilbert 25). Another musician that also had a part on that program, L. Wolfe Gilbert, was intrigued by Leroy Anderson's talent. He described Leroy Anderson as, "a modest, sincere artist, but one who did not take himself seriously. He exuded a quaint New England sense of humor and was not one of those who believed everything he read in his press notices" (25). After that first meeting, Mr. Gilbert became a fan of Leroy Anderson. When Anderson made a trip to the West Coast to conduct at the Hollywood Bowl, Gilbert made sure he was in the audience. Even though this was Leroy Anderson's first appearance, the amphitheatre was filled to capacity. The first half of the concert contained selections from Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Strauss, and Sibelious. Gilbert says that, "he conducted with the assurance and obvious know-how of a seasoned, authoritative artist . . . When he finished conducting

82. Mariedi Anders Artists Management
Thibaud Competition in Paris and in 1970, she was the winner of the first prize inthe george enescu Competition in She is married to the violinist Diego Pagin
Silvia Marcovici
"Romanian violinist Silvia Marcovici... played with panache, emphasizing fire over charm. Hers is not a large sound, but it is a malleable one, which she controls with fluency and purity of intonation."
Atlanta Journal
March 10, 1995 Biography
Born in Romania, Silvia Marcovici studied in Bacau and Bucharest with Stefan Gheorghiu. In 1969, she won first prize in the Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris and in 1970, she was the winner of the first prize in the George Enescu Competition in Bucharest.
Ms. Marcovici made her professional debut with the Residentie Orkest of The Hague when she was only sixteen. In 1972, she was invited by Leopold Stokowski to perform the Glazunov concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. This concert was recorded by Decca.
Since then, Silvia Marcovici has performed with many orchestras in Europe and the U.S.A.: The Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, L'Orchestre National de France, Orchestra Sinfonica de L'Accademia Nazionale de Santa Cecilia, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati, Atlanta, National Symphony (Washington D.C.), Philadelphia Orchestra, etc.
Ms. Marcovici has worked with numerous conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Sergiu Comissiona, James DePreist, Placido Domingo, Bernard Haitink, Eliahu Inbal, Neeme Järvi, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, André Previn, Mstislav Rostropovich, Alessandro Siciliani, David Zinman, etc.

83. Ars Antiqua
Lord Yehudi Menuhin, student of the great Romanian composer, conductor and violinistgeorge enescu, has accepted to be Honorary President of the george enescu
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George Enescu (Georges Enesco)

George Enescu was one of the most prodigiously gifted musicians of the twentieth century: a great violinist and composer, a distinguished conductor, an accomplished pianist, able cellist and a famous violin teacher who numbered Christian Ferras, Arthur Grumiaux and Yehudi Menuhin among his pupils. His musical memory was phenomenal, a fact that contributed to the loss of some of his own works which he composed but never wrote down. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory and in Paris with Massenet, Fauré, and others. He composed three symphonies; chamber music; an opera, Oedipe (Paris, 1936); and other orchestral music, notably two popular Romanian Rhapsodies. Listen to the Romanian Rhapsody no.1 and no.2 in .wav and .au format. Paul Constantinescu
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Listen to "Dance from Ardeal". Constantin Silvestri
Listen to his "Piece for strings orchestra".

84. CDE 84469
the age of four, the young george began violin Even in these early years, Enescurevealed a prodigious performed from memory both as conductor and violinist.
CDE 84469
GEORGE ENESCU Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano in F minor Op. 6
Sonata No.3 for Violin and Piano Op. 25
Rumanian Rhapsody No.1 in A Op. 11 Susanne Stanzeleit - violin website link
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"Susanne Stanzeleit is a powerful player with terrific technique..." THE HERALD "Opening his Wigmore Hall recital with a performance of Mozart's Sonata K.576 that combined delicacy of touch with tensile strength in rhythm and structural outline, Julian Jacobson went on to cover a wide stylistic field with equal vigour. " DAILY TELEGRAPH UK GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955)
George Enescu was born on 19 August 1881 in Liveni-Virnov, Northern Rumania, the twelfth and only surviving child. His father, a country estate administrator, sang and conducted a local choir, and his mother, Maria, played the piano and guitar. Throughout his life, he retained a remarkable memory, being able to play back on violin or piano any music he had heard once, however long the gap in time. He always rehearsed and performed from memory both as conductor and violinist. In 1888 aged of 7, he entered the Vienna Conservatoire where he studied violin, piano, composition, harmony, chamber music and music history, quite a curriculum even for a mature student. At the age of 17 he was probably the most gifted all-round musician to have emerged since Mozart, a view supported by the cellist Pablo Casals. A concert of his own works in Paris in 1897 had further enhanced his reputation. After making his conducting debut in Bucharest in 1898 he lived for a while in Berlin where he formed his own piano trio and string quartet. From 1906 until the outbreak of the First World War, he was based in Paris but spent much time in Bucharest and on tour in Europe as a solo violinist and conductor, while composing prolifically, particularly large-scale orchestral pieces and a mass of instrumental music.

85. "Banatul" State Philarmonics
Dimitrie Popovici der Bayreuther, Traian Grozavescu, Cella Delavrancea, and especiallyGeorge enescu (who gave 10 concerts here as a violinist between 1921 and


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Musical traditions on the territory of historic Banat, located mainly in the south-east of Romania, where the Fortress of Timisoara was built almost seven and a half centuries ago, have been mentioned in historical records for over a millennium. In 1871 the "Philharmonic Society of Timisoara" was founded. Its activity was included in the city's artistic life both by the diversity of concerts (choirs, vocal-symphonic, symphonic, chamber) and by the celebrity of its guests who signed in the "Book of Honor" kept as a record thereof: Johannes Brahms (as a pianist), Joseph Joachim, Pablo de Sarasate, Henryk Wieniawski, David Popper, Leopold Auer, Jan Kubelik, and, in the former half of the 20th century, Bela Bartok, Pablo Casals, Jacques Thibaud, Fritz Kreisler, Nathan Milstein, Arthur Rubinstein , Annie Fischer, Gregor Piatigorsky. Romanian musicians, such as Cornelia Corbu - Hollosy,
Gheorghe Dima, Dimitrie Popovici der Bayreuther, Traian Grozavescu, Cella Delavrancea, and especially George Enescu (who gave 10 concerts here as a violinist between 1921 and 1943) gave more glamour to this gallery of illustrious musicians. The "Friends of Music" Association was founded in 1920. The players of the Philharmonic Society joined it and formed a group that wished to be independent. This instrumental group, which changed its denomination several times, continued to work, having quite a remarkable presence in the concert life of Timisoara during the following decades, by tackling an evermore diverse specific repertory.

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a great success in the interpretation of pianist Ilinca Dumitrescu and violinistSherban Lupu, two of the leading interpreters of george enescu's music. down/cultural year/review.htm

87. Passion Music Mail-order Balkan CDs. Benone Damian 'A Virtuoso Of The Violin' Ro
After graduating at the Music Conservatoire, he was appointed first violinistof the “george enescu” Philharmonic’s Orchestra in Bucharest.
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Born in Intorsura Buzaului, an ancient Romanian place in the middle of the Carpathian Mountain’a curve, today in the Coveana district, Benone Damian is the son of a peasant family. His father played the “caval”, a long shepherd’s pipe. Benone was fascinated by the instruments and the music of the village fiddlers who he observed, when he was only 4, at the peasants dance on Sundays, at weddings, and at village parties.
Moved by his son’s unbelievable passion, the father bought him a little violin. Benone tuned its strings and began to scrape upon it. “Who tuned your violin?” asked the villages’ fiddler who refused to believe that Benone set and tuned the strings himself.
His first recordings with folk music at the Romanian broadcasting corporation were in 1951, prompted by his folklore teacher. After graduating at the Music Conservatoire, he was appointed first violinist of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic’s Orchestra in Bucharest. He performed several times as soloist of this orchestra. He left it in 1969, and concentrated on the folklore music which he loved more than anything else.
After his debut in Paris, in 1965, as member of a folklore Romanian orchestra and after a successful tour in Switzerland in 1969 with on other Romanian ensemble, Benone Damian decided to found his own orchestra.

88. AIM25: King's College London College Archives: Adam International Review
Agatha Christie, Jean Cocteau, Ivy Compton Burnett, Cyril Connolly, Benedetto Croce,Cecil DayLewis, Lawrence Durrell, TS Eliot, george enescu, EM Forster

89. Enescu Story
enescu Story. The story goes that george enescu took on a young, untalentedviolinist as a pupil, to earn some money. The lad's father
Enescu Story
The story goes that George Enescu took on a young, untalented violinist as a pupil, to earn some money. The lad's father, who was rich, paid for a concert for his son, who was to play the violin while Enescu played the piano accompaniment. At the concert, a number of Enescu's friends turned up, including Cortot. Enescu needed some help with the score, and Cortot offered to turn the pages. The Paris press reported this curious event more or less as follows: "We were treated to a strange concert last night. The man who turned pages should have played the piano. The man who played the piano should have played the violin. The man who played the violin should have turned the pages." Back to Haig's main page

90. Krannert Center . The Enescu Ensemble
Sherban Lupu, leader and violinist. One of the world's leading performers of GeorgeEnescu's music, Romanianborn Sherban Lupu began playing the violin at age
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The Enescu Ensemble
Sherban Lupu, leader and violinist
Tuesday, April 15 at 8pm
Foellinger Great Hall

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In celebration of the tenth anniversary of The Enescu Ensemble, this special program features music by Bach, Purcell, Donizetti, Sibelius, Enescu, and Villa-Lobos. One of the world's leading performers of George Enescu's music, Romanian-born Sherban Lupu began playing the violin at age seven. While a student at the Bucharest Conservatory, Lupu concertized in Eastern Europe and performed on Romanian radio and television. Mr. Lupu left Romania to study in London at the Guildhall School of Music and, in 1976, came to the United States. He has won prizes in numerous competitions such as: Vienna International, Romanian National String Quartet, Jacques Thibaud in Paris, Carl Flesch in London, Royal Society of Arts, and the Park Lane Group Contest.
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91. Contra Costa Times | 02/09/2003 | Interludes In Good Hands With Runnicles, S.F.
There's much to admire about Menuhin's 1938 take of the Mendelssohn with GeorgeEnescu on the podium The violinist has a sweet sound, and in the second
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WHAT: "Symphony at the Opera" WHO: San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor LABEL: Arabesque GRADE: A Under the forceful guidance of music director Donald Runnicles, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra has become a superbly unified ensemble. That galvanized spirit can be heard throughout this excellent new recording of opera interludes from Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk," Britten's "Peter Grimes" and Bernstein's "West Side Story." Anyone lucky enough to have heard Runnicles' astonishing performances of "Peter Grimes" a few seasons back will want this disc, which includes the Passacaglia and Four Sea Interludes from Britten's masterpiece. Once again, the conductor evokes the chilling atmosphere of the composer's writing, and the orchestra supplies the details the swirling colors and transparent textures with precise, painterly skill. The five entr'actes from "Lady Macbeth" are just as impressive. Runnicles and his ensemble give this thorny music an eloquent performance, one that bodes well for the company's upcoming November production of Shostakovich's opera (Runnicles will conduct those performances, too).

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