Polishing the Jewel: The Genius of George Enescu 02/04/2000 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes Polishing the Jewel: The Genius of George Enescu – Leon Botstein Concert Overture (on Popular Romanian Themes), Op. 32 (1948) – Anthony Burton Symphonie Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 8 (1901) – Anthony Burton…

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Concert Overture (on Popular Romanian Themes), Op. 32 (1948) By Anthony Burton Written for the concert Polishing the Jewel: The Genius of George Enescu, performed on Feb 4, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In the last years of his life, after the end of World War II, Enescu was living in poverty…

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Symphonie Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 8 (1901) By Anthony Burton Written for the concert Polishing the Jewel: The Genius of George Enescu, performed on Feb 4, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Assez lent – Majestueux As a performer, George Enescu was endowed with phenomenal gifts, including that of versatility. He…

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Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 13 (1905) By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Polishing the Jewel: The Genius of George Enescu, performed on Feb 4, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Symphony No. 1, Op. 13 vividly reflects Enescu’s training in Vienna, where he studied with Robert Fuchs and mastered…

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Suite No. 3, “Villageoise” (1938) By Bernard Jacobson Written for the concert Polishing the Jewel: The Genius of George Enescu, performed on Feb 4, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. As a composer, George Enescu (1881-1955) may well have suffered even more than he gained from the breadth of his talents and interests.…

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Romania’s Bright Emblem By Norman Manea Written for the concert Polishing the Jewel: The Genius of George Enescu, performed on Feb 4, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. At Age four he started violin lessons, at seven he was accepted into the Vienna Conservatory, which he graduated cum laude, at eleven he gave…

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