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ENESCO, Georges
b Liueni, Moldavia, 19 August 1881
d Paris, 4 May 1955, aged seventy-three

He began studying violin at the age of four, and at seven went to the Vienna Conservatory. At thirteen he entered the Paris Conservatory, studying with Massenet and Fauré. He made his debut as a composer at the age of sixteen, and won a first prize for violin in 1899. He was much in demand as a teacher, and one of his pupils was Yehudi Menuhin. He was made a member of the Romanian Academy in 1912. He resided in the USA for a time from 1946, returning to France not long before his death. He is generally known as the father of Romanian national music.

1895 (14)

Ouverture tragica e ouverture trionfale

Four Sinfonie scolastiche (1895 6)

1897 (16)

Romanian Poem

1898 (17)

p Violin Sonata No 1

1899 (18)

Fantaisie Pastorale

1901 (20)

Romanian Rhapsody, No 1

Symphonie Concertante, for cello and orchestra

p Violin Sonata No 2

1902 (21)

Romanian Rhapsody, No 2

1903 (22)

Suite for orchestra

1905 (24)

Symphony No 1 in Eb major

p String Octet in C major

1911 (30)

Symphony No 2 in A major

1915 (34)

Suite for orchestra

1919 (38)

Symphony No 3 with organ and chorus

1921 (40)

Violin Concerto

Oedipus, opera (begun c1921)

1937 (56)

Suite Villageoise, for orchestra

1950 (69)

Vox Maris, symphonic poem

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