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General Information

George Enescu (known in France as Georges Enesco) (August 19, 1881, Liveni - May 4, 1955, Paris) was a Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher.

In 1923 he made his debut as a conductor in a concert given by the Philadelphia Orchestra in New York City. In 1935, he conducted the Orchestre Symphonique de Paris and Yehudi Menuhin in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major. He also conducted the New York Philharmonic between 1937 and 1938. In 1939 he married Maria Rosetti (known as the Princess Cantacuzino through her first husband Mihail Cantacuzino), a good friend of the future Queen Marie of Romania. While staying in Bucharest, Enescu lived in the Cantacuzino Palace on Calea Victoriei (now the Muzeu National George Enescu, dedicated to his work).

Today, Bucharest houses a museum in his memory; likewise, the Symphony Orchestra of Bucharest and the George Enescu Festival-founded by his friend, musical advocate, and sometime collaborator, the conductor George Georgescu - are named and held in his honor. Recently, Bacau International Airport was named George Enescu International Airport.

Selected Works:


  • OEdipe, tragedie lyrique in four acts, libretto by Edmond Fleg, op. 23 (1910-1931)


  • Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, op. 13 (1905)
  • Symphony No. 2 in A major, op. 17 (1912-1914)
  • Symphony No. 3 in C major, with chorus, op. 21 (1916-1918)

Chamber Works

  • String Quartet No. 2 in G major, op. 22 (1950-1952)
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, op. 2 (19??)
  • Violin Sonata No. 2 in F minor op. 6 (1899)
  • Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor dans le caractere populaire roumain, op. 25 (1926)
  • Cello Sonata No. 1 in F minor, op. 26 (1898)
  • Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major, op. 26 (1935)