Violinist George Enescu Died On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu died on this day in 1955 – aged 73

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George Enescu

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 | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2ND MVT | FRANK JEREMIAH & MAGIC KEY ORCHESTRA | 1937

 

 

 

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