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ENESCU, G.: Violin and Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (A. Strauss, Poletaev)


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ENESCU, G.: Violin and Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (A. Strauss, Poletaev)

Avoiding the showmanship and outward virtuosity often associated with brilliant composer-performers, George Enescu’s Second Violin Sonata marked his true emergence as a composer. Violinist Carl Flesch referred to it as one of the most significant in the history of the genre. The Impromptu concertant is amongst the most raptly expressive of violin ‘test’ pieces, and the Sonata ‘Torso’ paved the way towards the harmonic expansion of Enescu’s later work. The most renowned of his works for violin and piano, the Third Violin Sonata explores the essence of Romanian folk-music in an outpouring of sustained emotional power.

Enescu, George

  Violin Sonata No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 6
1.   I. Assez mouvemente 00:07:54
2.   II. Tranquillement 00:06:41
3.   III. Vif 00:07:32
  Violin Sonata in A Minor, "Torso"
4.   Violin Sonata in A Minor, "Torso" 00:14:12
  Impromptu concertant
5.   Impromptu concertant 00:05:20
  Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25, "Dans le caractere populaire roumain"
6.   I. Moderato malinconico 00:08:40
7.   II. Andante sostenuto e misterioso 00:08:41
8.   III. Allegro con brio, ma non troppo mosso 00:08:22

Total Playing Time: 01:07:22

Enescu, George

Poletaev, Ilya; Strauss, Axel

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572691

Barcode: 747313269174

Physical Release: 08/2013

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