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Enescu
cello sonatas -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... perfectly rounded and the intonation irreproachable.'

Enescu: Cello Sonatas. © 2008 Naxos Rights International Ltd

Several composers of the twentieth century typify all that best represents the complex interracial, historical, geographical and socio-economic division between Europe at the West and Asia to the East. Though some defined their separate creative footprints by their inclusion in one or the other -- notable examples were Bartók and Liszt for both their camps are as different as chalk and cheese.

While Enescu (1881-1955) proved as much at ease in Bucharest, Paris, New York and by the Black Sea, he proved more individualistically wedded to former Ottoman Empire territories, southern Urals lands and the Magyar Alföld / Plains.

In France the musician was known as Georges Enesco (born Liveni-Dorohoi, August 1881; died Paris, May 1955), a formidably gifted composer, violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher...

Copyright © 26 March 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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ENESCU CELLO SONATAS - LAURA BURUIANA AND MARTIN TCHIBA

GEORGE ENESCU

ROMANIA

LAURA BURUIANA

MARTIN TCHIBA

CELLO MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

NAXOS

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