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George Enescu

Post by slofstra » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:09 pm

The new maestro of the K-W Symphony Orchestra, whose concerts we have attended since 1980, is Andrei Feher, a young German man with Romanian roots.
Last year, he programmed a short piece written by George Enescu. This year, a guest conductor, likely a Romanian connection, programmed another Enescu short piece.
Both were amazing pieces and so I made a mental note to find and listen to more. I have very little in my extensive CD collection, and even amazon and my TIDAL music service didn't yield much. There are a number of recordings by Lawrence Foster leading the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo. Mixed results partly due to the varying quality of Enescu's compositions. Some seem a bit pedestrian.
However, I greatly enjoyed the first Orchestral Suite and the Octet in C major. Both are shimmering, evocative and unique pieces - just what I was looking for after my concert experience.
Anyone have anything else to add on a composer who is a bit of an enigma in the recorded world?

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Re: George Enescu

Post by Rach3 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:19 pm

Not sure what you heard, but his Romanian Rhapsodies,Piano Suite # 2, and 2nd,3rd Violin Sonatas worth hearing.

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Re: George Enescu

Post by david johnson » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:20 am

I have always enjoyed the music of Enescu. Lots of samples on youtube will help you out with fun listening.

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Re: George Enescu

Post by diegobueno » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:59 pm

I'm very partial to Enescu's Dixtuor (1906) for wind instruments. A very complex and difficult work that requires professional musicians to bring off, but a very lovely nonetheless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwlWpES ... JQ&index=4

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