George Enescu

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Dec 15, 2007
Until you have visited Romania, it is hard to imagine how important a figure George Enescu is to Romanian culture. He was the country's greatest composer and probably the most famous Romanian ever in the field of the arts. He is to Romania as Shakespeare is to England or Sibelius is to Finland. The annual George Enescu International Festival held every September is the country's most prestigious music festival, attracting great musicians and orchestras from all over the world. There is a George Enescu Museum, a street named after him and several statues of the composer dotted around the city, the most important of which is the one in front of the opera house. Romania's principal orchestra was renamed the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra after his death. Enescu was born in Liveni in 1881 and died in Paris in 1955. In 1939 he married Princess Cantacuzino and lived in the Cantacazino Palace in Calea Victoriei. He composed five symphonies, but his most famous works are his two Romanian Rhapsodies and his opera Oedipe. His music was heavily influenced by Romanian folk music.
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tinker_bell says:
Posted on: Nov 30, 2010
lucian_32y says:
And he was the teacher for the much more known Yehudi Menuhin
Posted on: Dec 15, 2007
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