Enescu

Yehudi Menuhin, George Enescu, Paris Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)

Yehudi Menuhin, Paris Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu, Pierre Monteux - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 126 Mb | Total time: 54:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.110965 | Recorded: 1932-1936

Naxos has done music lovers yet another good turn by releasing these recordings (1932-36), vividly remasterd from 78s. Menuhin was in his later teens when he made them. The concertos in A minor and E are conducted by his teacher Enescu, who is the other soloist in the D minor Double concerto, which Monteux conducts. The performances are compelling, and the slow movements of the solo concertos are imprinted with that beauty of tone and phrase that makes the young Menuhin a permanent wonder. But the Double Concerto is the treasure. The soloists are indistinguishably linked yet each a consummate individual. Playing more heart-easing than in the distraught largo could not be imagined.
(Paul Driver)
Mari Poll & Mihkel Poll - Enescu, Poulenc, Schoenberg & Tuur: Works for Violin & Piano (2018)

Mari Poll & Mihkel Poll - Enescu, Poulenc, Schoenberg & Tuur: Works for Violin & Piano (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 253 MB
Label: DUX | Tracks: 09 | Time: 64:30 min

The first collaborative CD by sister and brother Mari and Mihkel Poll from Estonia displays a magnificent panorama of twentieth century music for violin and piano. Musicians perform George Enescu's III Violin Sonata – a reflection of the composer's multicultural experience, growing up surrounded by Romanian and Slavic folklore and learning violin from gypsy musicians. Follows the gloomy Violin Sonata composed by Francis Poulenc during World War II, as well as the sophisticated Fantasy for Violin and Piano – Arnold Schoenberg's last instrumental work. Finally, we will get acquainted with the work of Erkki-Sven Tüür, one of most intriguing contemporary composers from Estonia.
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Enescu: The 3 Symphonies (2017)

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Enescu: The 3 Symphonies, Orchestral Suite No. 3 & 2 Romanian Rhapsodies (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 812 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 16 | Time: 194:02 min

From the Bolshoi to La Scala, from the Stockholm Philharmonic to the Vienna Symphony, the forty-five-year carrier and notably famous supple stick technique of Gennady Rozhdestvensky have made him one of the most respected twentieth-century conductors in Europe.
Jonian Kadesha & Nicholas Rimmer - Enescu, Ravel & Skalkottas: Violin & Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Jonian Kadesha & Nicholas Rimmer - Enescu, Ravel & Skalkottas: Violin & Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 77:58 minutes | 717 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

It would be wrong to classify Nikos Skalkottas as a National Romantic composer. However, only certain works such as the Greek Dances for orchestra or the Two Little Suites for violin and piano have kept his name from falling into oblivion. The Two Little Suites reflect a shift in his last creative years: while maintaining typically strict structural control, Skalkottas was nevertheless evolving toward a less complex style……
Schubert Ensemble - Enescu: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Schubert Ensemble - Enescu: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:54 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

George Enescu was an extraordinarily gifted and well-rounded musician: a virtuoso violinist, a world-class conductor, an outstanding pianist, cellist, and organist – even a fine baritone. He was hugely admired by many great musicians of his time, including the cellist and conductor Pablo Casals who described him as ‘the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart’.
Tampere Philharmonic, Hannu Lintu - Enescu: Symphony No. 2 & Chamber Symphony (2012/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Enescu: Symphony No. 2 & Chamber Symphony (2012/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 69:23 minutes | 1,77 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 69:23 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

George Enescu is Romania's most important composer - and one of the most neglected composers of the 20th century. With this release the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its artistic director Hannu Lintu demonstrates a master of great orchestral colour and impressive imagination.
Charles Richard-Hamelin - Beethoven, Enescu & Chopin: Works for Piano (Live) (2016) {Analekta}

Charles Richard-Hamelin - Beethoven, Enescu & Chopin: Works for Piano (Live) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 260 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Analekta - AN 2 9129

Since winning the Silver Medal and the Krystian Zimerman Sonata award at the 2015 Chopin Piano Competition, Montreal and Quebec at large have been gaga – for good reason – over Charles Richard-Hamelin. Recorded live in concert this past May at Salle Raoul-Jobin of the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, this album may begin conservatively with Beethoven’s Two Rondos for Piano, Op. 51, but takes a turn with George Enescu’s Second Suite, Op. 10. With the Enescu, Richard-Hamelin digresses from clinical Classicism into the Romanian composer’s grandiose late-Romantic chromaticism. Even in a live recording, Richard-Hamelin shows not only acute elegance and poise, but extreme precision and a heightened emotional sensibility.
Sarah-Jane Bradley, Anthony Hewitt - Music for Viola and Piano: Martinů, Kodály, Dohnányi, Joachim, Enescu (2011)

Sarah-Jane Bradley, Anthony Hewitt - Music for Viola and Piano: Martinů, Kodály, Dohnányi, Joachim, Enescu (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 67:38 | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.572533

The viola works on this recording fuse lyricism with virtuosity, and sometimes invoke folkloric moments as well as more rhapsodic flights. Martinů’s 1955 Sonata plays on elements of folk music and rhapsody, as well as a toccata-like intensity and a pervasive feeling of nostalgia. Kodály’s Adagio is an early work, highly expressive and richly romantic, whilst his compatriot Dohnányi wrote a Sonata of mature distinction, employing variations and transformed themes to magical effect. Joachim, upholder of the German violin school, also composed, and in his Hebrew Melodies crafts great pathos, whilst Enescu’s Concertstück fuses the lyrical with the dashing, as befits a competition test piece.
Denis Matsuev, Mariss Jansons, Bavarian RSO - Rhapsody: Chabrier, Gershwin, Enescu, Ravel, Liszt (2016)

Rhapsody: Emmanuel Chabrier, George Gershwin, George Enescu, Maurice Ravel, Franz Liszt (2016)
Denis Matsuev, piano; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Mariss Jansons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:03:56
Genre: Classical | Label: BR KLASSIK | # 900146

This newest release from BR KLASSIK explores the genre of the 19th and 20th century Rhapsody, featuring works from masterful composers Emmanuel Chabrier, George Gershwin, George Enesecu, Maurice Ravel, and Franz Liszt. The concert-like atmosphere of this recording makes this a truly unique release, as these works were recorded live in Munich as recently as October 2015. The five rhapsodies featured here come from different regions and the composers unique styles can be heard in each of their works. Chabriers Espana is centered around Iberian and folk music which was very popular at the time. Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody contrasts this work with its use of Hungarian folk melodies. The ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue from George Gershwin throws Americana into the mix with its blues roots. Mariss Jansons and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks never fails to please with their brilliant interpretations and performance quality. World-renowned Russian pianist Denis Matusev is brilliant as the Rhapsody in Blue soloist.
Josu De Solaun - Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)

Josu De Solaun - Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 67:02 | ~1203 Mb
Label: Grand Piano | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

The four works in this second of three volumes devoted to Enescu's piano music range over a period of more than 30 years. The earliest is the joyful, ebullient Suite "Des cloches sonores", Op. 10 which covers a wide expressive range including use of the melancholy Romanian song, the doina. The Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 24 is a mercurial, puckish works, both spiritred and contemplative, and the Piece sure le nom de Faure is a charming souvenir from one composer to another.