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The Music Room => Composer Discussion => Topic started by: carlos on August 19, 2007, 05:45:50 AM

Title: Praise to great Georges
Post by: carlos on August 19, 2007, 05:45:50 AM
On this date,1881, was borne great Georges Enescu; composer,
violinist,pianist,conductor, teacher,and according with everybody
who knew him, a marvelous human being..
Title: Re: Praise to great Georges
Post by: val on August 21, 2007, 12:15:15 AM
Yes, praise to the author of the opera Oedipe, the Chamber Symphony, the 2nd Symphony, the 3rd violin Sonata, Vox Maris and other masterpieces.
Title: Re: Praise to great Georges
Post by: BachQ on August 21, 2007, 02:57:34 AM
"The god of my own youthful adoration was Brahms, and I wrote flagrantly in the manner of the immortal Johannes"

--Georges Enescu
Title: Re: Praise to great Georges
Post by: Kullervo on August 21, 2007, 06:11:32 AM
I've been meaning to get into him. Any recommendations on pieces/recordings?
Title: Re: Praise to great Georges
Post by: Haffner on August 21, 2007, 06:18:50 AM
What about our great George?

Title: Re: Praise to great Georges
Post by: Brewski on August 21, 2007, 06:31:17 AM
I've been meaning to get into him. Any recommendations on pieces/recordings?

If you're inclined toward chamber music, I love this recording.  Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Péter Nagy (piano) do the Impressions d'enfance and the Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3, along with Ravel's Tzigane.  Sensitive performances and excellent sound quality.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XAWE4MR6L._AA240_.jpg)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Praise to great Georges
Post by: Kullervo on August 21, 2007, 06:41:17 AM
If you're inclined toward chamber music, I love this recording.  Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Péter Nagy (piano) do the Impressions d'enfance and the Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3, along with Ravel's Tzigane.  Sensitive performances and excellent sound quality.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XAWE4MR6L._AA240_.jpg)

--Bruce

I am, and thanks! Goes straight to the wishlist.
Title: Re: Praise to great Georges
Post by: George on August 21, 2007, 06:52:15 AM
What about our great George?



 0:)
Title: Re: Praise to great Georges
Post by: carlos on August 21, 2007, 01:26:36 PM
Second and third violin sonata recorded by Enescu with Lipatti
is definitive, And also a legendary and absolutely marvelous
recording that is a must in every collection.
Title: Re: Praise to great Georges
Post by: val on August 22, 2007, 12:24:20 AM
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I've been meaning to get into him. Any recommendations on pieces/recordings?

I suggest you to begin with the Chamber Symphony, a masterpiece at the level of Bartok's Music for strings, percussion and celesta.

There is a very good version conducted by Lawrence Foster, also including the Dixtuor (CLAVES).