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First full-length study of the composer George Enescu (1881-1955).The Romanian composer George Enescu ((881-1955) is one of the neglected giants of the twentieth century. Prodigiously gifted, he became best known in America as a conductor (where he was considered as a successor to Toscanini in New York) and in Europe as one of the greatest violinists of the century. But he was first and foremost a composer; and, tragically, his mature works - works of extraordinary emotional depth and intricate beauty - remain almost unknown outside Romania. This, the first full-length study of Enescu and his music to be written in the West, tells the story of his life and development as a composer. All of Enescu's published compositions, and many unpublished works, are discussed, and there is a detailed list of Enescu's compositions and a list of all his known recordings as conductor, violinist and pianist. The book is intended for the non-specialist reader as well as the musicologist.
NOEL MALCOLM, the historian, philosopher and journalist, is the leading authority on Enescu.
Details28 black and white illustrations
Hardback, 9780907689324, January 1990
Paperback, 9780907689331, January 1999
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