Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu died on this day in 1955 – aged 73.
Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th Century, his famed students included: Yehudi Menuhin, Christian Ferras, Ivry Gitlis, Arthur Grumiaux and Ida Haendel.
Enescu composed 3 Symphonies, 3 Orchestral Suites, 2 String Quartets, 3 Violin Sonatas, 2 Cello Sonatas, 2 Piano Sonatas and a sizable body of chamber ensemble works – and was the dedicatee of Eugene Ysaye’s 3rd Solo Violin Sonata.
GEORGE ENESCU & DINU LIPATTI | ENESCU | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 | 1943