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Extractions: Neue Zeitschrift für Musik The Romanian composer George Enescu (18811955) is one of the neglected giants of the twentieth century. Prodigiously gifted, he became best known in America as a conductor (where he was considered as a successor to Toscanini in New York) and in Europe as one of the greatest violinists of the century. But he was first and foremost a composer; and, tragically, his mature works works of extraordinary emotional depth and intricate beauty remain virtually unknown outside Romania. This, the first full-length study of Enescu to be written in English, tells the story of his life and development as a composer. All of Enescus published compositions, and many unpublished works, are discussed. The book is intended for the non-specialist reader as well as for the musicologist. There is a detailed catalogue of Enescus compositions and a list of all his known recordings as conductor, violinist and pianist. 320 pp, Illustrated, 26 music exx.
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Famous Romanians From A To Z Eminescu, Mihai (18501889) - national poet. enescu, george (1881-1955) -composer, pianist, violinist. Ionesco, Eugene (1912-1994) - playwright. http://romania-on-line.net/halloffame/
Extractions: Home Essential Data General Information Business Guide ... [Webmaster! Famous Romanians from A to Z Alupi, Calin (1906-1988) Plastic Artist Arghezi, Tudor (1880-1967) - Writer Arion, Radu Scarlat (1904-1991) Diplomat Babes, Victor (1854-1926) - Veterinary Doctor Blaga, Lucian (1895-1961) - Philosopher, Poet and Playwright Brancusi, Constantin (1876-1957) - Sculptor Caragiale, Ion Luca (1852-1912) - Playwright Caragiu, Toma (1925-1977) Actor Celibidache, Sergiu (1912-1996) - Musician, Conductor Coanda, Henri (1886-1972) - Romanian Scientist, Pioneer of the Romanian aviation and parent of the modern jet aircraft Coposu, Corneliu (1914-1995) - Politician ( PNTCD) Creanga, Ion (1837-1889) - Writer Eliade, Mircea (1907-1986) - Writer and Philosopher of Religions Eminescu, Mihai (1850-1889) - National Poet Enescu, George (1881-1955) - Composer, Pianist, Violinist Ionesco, Eugene (1912-1994) Playwright Lipatti, Dinu (1917-1950) - Pianist Lipatti, Valentin (1923-1998) - Ambassador, Essayist and Translator Luchian, Stefan (1868-1916)
Musica Classica - Classical Music - Klassische Musik - Karadar Bertoldi Ensemble Musica Classica Classical Music Dictionary entry with life, works, and photograph.Category Arts Music Composition Composers E enescu, george Home Page. george enescu Life. Hailed as the father of Romanian nationalmusic, enescu was an accomplished violinist and remarkable composer. http://www.karadar.net/Dictionary/enescu.html
Extractions: (also Georges Enesco) Life Works Best Works Photo Gallery ... Home Page George Enescu Life He studied in Vienna and at the Paris Conservatoire where he was a pupil of Marsick, and of Fauré and Massenet for composition. He contributed significantly to the development of music in his own country. His violin pupils include Grumiaux, Ferras, Gitlis and Menuhin. George Enescu Works
Extractions: The Romanian composer George Enescu (1881-1955) has been a towering figure of 20th century music as a composer, violinist, pianist, conductor and pedagogoue. Together with Bartok (1881-1945), Szymanowsky (1882-1937), Janacek (1854-1928) and Stravinsky (1882-1971) he engineered the rebirth of the East European national schools thus creating the bridge linking the romantic era to the modern and contemporary language of music. In addition, this event is connected to the American premiere of George Enescu's Trio for violin, cello and piano which has been revised into a new edition by the eminent Romanian composer and musicologist Pascal Bentoiu. This particular event will take place, in addition to the University of Illinois, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Central College, Iowa.
Extractions: V Klotz, Georg V ex Hubay, ex Gerle Strad., A. Remarks: Gerle's teacher Géza de Kresz was a pupil of Hubay and Sevcik. Gerle as a child is said to have heard Hubay play the instrument he would own many years later. After a recital with the cellist Piatigorsky the audience was so impressed with the affinity between Gerle and his instrument the ex Hubay that several members of the Board of the San Diego Symphony decided to help him acquire it. Originally Gerle did not want accept such an obligation and asked Piatigorsky for guidance, who meant:
Extractions: C Lété C Markevitch Strad., A. Remarks: On his Strad Markevitch says: 'I performed all the Bach suites on it in Carnegie Hall. However, I sold it in 1972. It was painful to do because I would have liked to have kept it in the family, but I wasn't happy with it. I don't like Strads for the simple reason that they always have a "Strad" sound. I prefer to create my own sound. I play a French cello now, a Lété from 1839, a docile instrument that sounds well wherever I play. Teachers:
The 20th Century - Page 8 george enescu 1881 1955. george enescu was a conductor, a violinist,a pianist and a teacher as well as a composer. With only one http://home.prcn.org/~pauld/opera/20cent08.htm
Extractions: One of the most prolific composers of the 20th.century was actually considered incompotent during his studies at the Prague Conservatory. Bohuslav Martinu is the most important Czech composer after Janacek, though most of his compositions, including his 14 operas, were written while he was away from Czechoslovakia. Bohuslav Martinu 1890 - 1959 Vaclav Klicpera 1792 - 1859 Martinu's works cover a variety of styles, including the one-act jazz opera Les larmes de couteau , three radio operas, and several full serious works. His most well known work is the 1937 radio opera Comedy on a Bridge . Based on the play of the same name by Vaclav Klicpera, the opera has been successfully transfered to the stage. A comedy about the absurdities of war, it remains a favourite for student performance. A previous radio opera, The Voice of the Forest , with words by the Czech poet Vitezslav Nezval, was broadcast by Czech Radio Prague in October 1935. Nezval also wrote the words to the first segment of Martinu's Marian opera, The Plays of Mary
All Things Strings: Reviews this stunning new recording (Nonesuch 79682), Kremer turns to the modernism of thegreat 20thcentury Romanian composer and violinist george enescu (18811955 http://www.stringsmagazine.com/issues/strings104/reviews.html
Extractions: In its concise description of violinist Gidon Kremer, The Concise Grove Dictionary of Music quips that the 54-year-old Latvian violinist shows "a rare command of the concerto repertory and a sympathetic approach in chamber music." You have to love the Grove's command of understatement. Eight Seasons (which alternated each of Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons concertos with movements from Argentinean tango master Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires suite) and continued with last year's Grammy-winning After Mozart , which brings together the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (and his father Leopold) and works by 20th-century composers inspired by Mozart. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor; Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major.
All Things Strings: Reviews illustrious team Yehudi Menuhin and his old teacher, george enescu, who also ofElgars friend Albert Sammons, the great English violinist, is interesting http://www.stringsmagazine.com/issues/strings94/reviews.shtml
Extractions: by Edith Eisler There has been a surge of interest in the great violinists of the past recently, as if audiences have tired of the undifferentiated, mass-producedsounding performances often heard today and begun yearning for the "good old days" when players could be clearly identified by their tone and personality. The resulting flood of reissues on compact disc offers a fascinating look at the style and characteristics of the greatest violinists of the last century. In this selective report on the concerto repertoire, I hope to reclaim some less-known players and stimulate further explorations. The earliest violinist recorded here is Carl Flesch (18731944), who is remembered mainly as a great teacher but whose recording of the Beethoven and Brahms Concertos (
Lenuta Ciulei The george enescu Piano Trio, Lenuta Ciulei Atanasiu violinist george Atanasiu- Cellist Brady Millican - Pianist Formed in 1988, the Geoge enescu Piano trio http://musicweb.rutgers.edu/info/fac-bio/Ciulei/
Extractions: Lenuta Ciulei Acclaimed in 22 countries on 4 continents, the Romanian-born violinist Lenuta Ciulei started her brilliant career at the age of 9, appearing live on Romanian National TV. Her distinctive and imaginative style comes from a unique combination of violinistic traditions: the renowned artists and pedagogues George Enescu, David Oistrach, and Eugene Ysaye. She began playing violin at the age of 5 and studied with Stefan Gheorghiu, Andre Gertler, Raphael Druian, and Ruggiero Ricci. Mrs. Ciulei is a first prize winner of the famous N. Paganini (Genoa, Italy) International Violin Competition, the T. Varga (Sion, Switzerland) and M. Abbado (Sondrio, Italy) International Violin Competition. She has played at many prestigious festivals: the Bayreuth Festival (Germany), the Marlboro Music Festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, the George Enescu International Festival (Bucharest), the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Conn.), and the Grand Teton Music Festival. For her exceptional career she was awarded the 1994 Pennsylvania Council Of The Arts Fellowship Solo Recitalist Award and in 1996 with The Cultural Order "Rio Grande" by the President of The Federal Republic of Brazil. She performed in front of the U.N. Great Assembly at U.N. Palais in Geneva, in the Bartok Memorial House in Budapest, in the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, in Madrid for the Royal Spanish Family where the El Pais newspaper named her "one of the greatest European violinists of the younger generation", and in other major cities and capitals in Europe, Asia, North and South America as soloist with major orchestras.
Personalities enescu, george (1881 1955) The greatest of Romanian musicians, georgeenescu was equally remarkable as a violinist and as a composer. http://addbusiness.hypermart.net/society/personalities.htm
Extractions: Web Design ... Aeronautics - Henri Coanda : Henri Marie Coanda was the second son of Constantin M. Coanda who had five sons and two daughters. H. Coanda was born in Bucharest, Romania on June 7, 1886. As he later stated he has been attracted by the 'miracle of wind' since he was a boy. Aurel Vlaicu - Romanian aviation pioneer : Romanian aviation pioneer. Constantin Brancusi - colonne sans fin Enescu, George (1881 - 1955) : The greatest of Romanian musicians, George Enescu was equally remarkable as a violinist and as a composer. He contributed significantly to the development of music in his own country, although much of his activity centred on Paris, where he was a pupil of Marsick and for composition of Fauré and Massenet. His violin pupils include Grumiaux, Ferras, Gitlis and Menuhin. Eugene Ionesco - Biography : Eugen Ionescu was born on November 26th 1909 (the 13th according to the orthodoxe calendar) in Slatina, Romania, 150 km from Bucharest. Many sources indicate that he was born in 1912. The error is due to a "coquettery" of the author. In the early fifties, he had "lied" himself three years younger after having read a statement by the critic
BBC - Radio 3 Classical Music - Composer Profile he was born was renamed george enescu in his enescu is remembered mainly for histwo Romanian Rhapsodies better known as a conductor and violinist during his http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/classical/profiles/enescu.shtml
Extractions: Enescu is remembered mainly for his two Romanian Rhapsodies , though in later life he became fed up with the way they overshadowed the rest of his music. The need to earn money, and the upheavals he experienced in Romania as a result of the two World Wars meant that he was better known as a conductor and violinist during his lifetime. But the enormous expansion of the recorded repertoire on CD means that his stature as Romania's greatest composer can now be more widely appreciated. Enescu was born in Moldavia, in north-east Romania. The only surviving child of twelve, he was fiercely protected by his mother, and wasn't allowed to mix with other children. He found an outlet in painting, and then, after he was given a violin at the age of four, in music, which he learned to play by ear. By the time he was five, he'd become proficient enough to impress the director of the Conservatoire in the Moldavian capital of Iasi. Two years later, he'd made sufficient progress to go to the Vienna Conservatoire. In Vienna, the seven-year-old Enescu studied violin, piano, chamber music, harmony, counterpoint and musical history, and graduated at the age of twelve with the highest grade in all subjects. He had also began his performing career, at first giving recitals back in Romania during vacations, then in Vienna itself. He moved to Paris in 1895, principally to study composition with Massenet. During his three years at the Conservatoire, Enescu composed many student works, including four "School Symphonies", as he described them. But he also wrote the
Extractions: (Helios) The Romanian George Enescu was something of an all-round musical genius. Not only an excellent composer, he was also a first-rate violinist and conductor, and an accomplished pianist and cellist with a formidable musical memory. The three works on this excellent CD span almost 30 years of his career, but each one is as fascinating as the other in its own way, and Adelina Oprean and her brother team up brilliantly to meet each of their challenges. Sonata no.2 is a stunning early work, heavily tinged with Brahmsian sonorities and rhythms. Oprean captures the mood of the sinuous opening theme of the first movement and the wistful understatement of the Tranquillo slow movement beautifully, as well as playing the more impassioned sections with great command and feeling, before launching deftly into the spirited dance-like finale.
Extractions: GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955) Excerpts from the sleeve notes THE ROMANIAN COMPOSER George Enescu (1881-1955) is one of the neglected giants of modern music. His magnificent series of late chamber works, which starts with his Third Violin Sonata, includes pieces of striking originality, intricate beauty and expressive power which can be ranked with the finest chamber music of Ravel, Janácek or Bartók. Outside Romania, however, most of Enescus music is unknown, and the only pieces played at all frequently in the concert hall are his two early and far from typical Romanian Rhapsodies. Judging Enescu by those two pieces alone is rather like judging Ravel on the basis of Bolero and nothing else. Enescu was born to a fairly prosperous middle- or lower-middle-class family in the north-eastern corner of Romania, close to the Ukrainian border. He showed a precocious talent for both violin-playing and composition, and at the age of seven he entered the Vienna Conservatoire. There he encountered Brahms, and developed what was to be a life-long devotion to his music. In 1895 Enescu moved to the Paris Conservatoire, where his teachers included Massenet and Fauré, and his friends and fellow-students included Ravel and Alfred Cortot. Even before he left the Conservatoire in 1899, he had attracted public acclaim in Romania as a composer; up until the first world war, he was based mainly in Paris, but spent several months each year in his native land, where he was appointed court musician to the Romanian royal family. Major works of this period included his first symphony (1905); his second and third symphonies were completed in Romania during the war.
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Composer Biography - Enescu, Georges georges enescu. (b. Liveni Vîrnav now george enescu, 19 Aug 1881;d. Paris, 3/4 May 1955), Romanian composer and violinist. He http://www.sfsymphony.org/templates/router.asp?nodeid=185&strchar=A
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