Artist: George Enescu
Album: Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 – J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042 (Remastered 2023)
Release Date: 2023
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 48 kHz
Total Tracks: 7
Total Size: 344 MB
1-1. George Enescu – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo (Remastered 2023) (Live) (22:00)
1-2. George Enescu – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: II. Larghetto (Remastered 2023) (Live) (09:04)
1-3. George Enescu – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: III. Rondo. Allegro (Remastered 2023) (Live) (09:48)
1-4. George Enescu – Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042: I. Allegro (Remastered 2023) (Live) (07:52)
1-5. George Enescu – Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042: II. Adagio (Remastered 2023) (Live) (05:54)
1-6. George Enescu – Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042: III. Allegro assai (Remastered 2023) (Live) (02:48)
1-7. George Enescu – Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: II. Fugue. Allegro (Remastered 2023) (Live) (05:54)
George Enescu (August 19, 1881 in Liveni Vîrnav, today in Botoșani County; † May 4, 1955 in Paris) was a Romanian composer, violinist and conductor.
Enescu was already playing the violin at the age of four, composing at the age of five, and among his first teachers was the composer Eduard Caudella. from 1888 to 1894 he studied in Vienna, among others with Joseph Hellmesberger junior, Ludwig Ernst and Robert Fuchs. Already in 1889 he made his public debut as a violinist. From 1895 to 1899 he also studied composition at the Paris Conservatory with André Gedalge, Jules Massenet and Gabriel Fauré, and his classmates included Maurice Ravel, Florent Schmitt and Charles Koechlin. in 1898, his Opus 1, the Poème roumain, was performed at the Concerts Colonne; in the same year he began conducting in Bucharest.In 1902 Enescu founded a piano trio with Louis Fournier and Alfredo Casella, and in 1904 the Enescu Quartet. However, in parallel with his activities in Paris, he also worked in his native country, where he owned a house in Sinaia. He established the Enescu Prize for Composition in Bucharest in 1912 and conducted the first complete performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Romania in 1914. In 1917 he founded the George Enescu Symphony Orchestra in Iași and finally the Society of Romanian Composers. in 1921 he opened the Opera Națională București, conducting the Lohengrin, and in 1932 found admission to the Romanian Academy through his musicological studies.
In 1937, Enescu married the great love of his life, Maria Cantacuzino (1878-1969), called Maruca (a nee Tescanu Rosetti). The magnificent Art Nouveau Palace of the politician Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino in Calea Victoriei in Bucharest thus became the home (and today museum) of Enescu. However, after a concert tour to the United States in the fall of 1946, Enescu did not return to Romania in protest against the communist government. He is buried in Paris at the Père Lachaise cemetery.