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    Hi,

    I've listened to a little Enescu (namely piano sonatas 1 and 3, and some other orchestral works) and I have been impressed - does anyone have any personal recommendations for him?

    Also, has anyone heard the Romanian Rhapsodies (nos. 1 and 2)? I was very very impressed especially with no. 2 - a stunning opening! Is it a famous piece? I had never heard of it before, but that isn't really saying much.

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    The Romanian Rhapsodies are quite well known, although definitely the No.1 is more famous. I haven't yet heard the No.2, but I would very much like to.

    I know only a few Enescu's works, but all of those are reccomendable!
    Namely: Violin and Piano Sonata No.3 'Dans le caractere populaire roumain', then Concertpiece for Viola and Piano, and the symphonic poem 'Vox maris'.
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    the rhapsodies are great fun and good performances are not hard to find. i like both of them.

    here are some available recordings of his music -
    http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/...65&name_role=1
    ...i'm sure you can find a list such as this with most classical cd marketers.

    dj

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    Thank you for the advice Lisztfreak, and thanks for the link david.. that site is very helpful; I had no idea such a resource existed.
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    Enescu himself recorded two of his violin sonatas (2nd and 3rd), with Dinu Lipatti at the piano.
    For the third sonata I also suggest Menuhin.

    You shouldn't miss Souvenir d'Enfance, for violin and piano, recorded by Gidon Kremer (who else?).

    Enescu composed and opera, Oedipe. I can not say anything about it, as it has slept on my shelves since I got it.

    Sherban Lupu recorded the Romanian Caprice, for violin and orchestra.

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    List of compositions by George Enescu
    Please,look here
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._George_Enescu

    And here My Favorite by Enesku! Pls.,look

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGyN4ubAsF4

    Opus 11: Romanian Rhapsody N1 in A major (1901)
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