This page lists all recordings of Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op.13, by George Enescu (1881-1955) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Enescu: Three Symphonies & Violin Sonata No. 3
George Enescu (1881-1955) was known primarily as one of the great virtuoso violinists of his day, although he was also a celebrated conductor and influential teacher of his instrument – Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Grumiaux, Ivri Gitlis, and Christian Ferras were just a few of the great violin soloists of the latter half of the 20th century who passed through his classes in Paris. Apart from the First Romanian Rhapsody, it is only recently that Enescu, the composer of a small but substantial catalogue of works, has come to the fore and this set, comprising his three completed symphonies and his best-known Violin Sonata, should further enhance his reputation.
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Constantin Silvestri: A Bournemouth Love Affair
Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 46 No. 3
Slavonic Dance No. 4 in F major, Op. 46 No. 4
Slavonic Dance No. 5 in A major, Op. 46 No. 5
Suite No. 1 in C, Op. 9
Suite No. 2 in C, Op. 20
Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op.13
Die Zauberflöte, K620: Overture
Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201
Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'
Three Pieces for Strings
Romanian-born Constantin Silvestri was principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from 1961 until his death from cancer in 1969 aged 55, two years after being granted British citizenship. It was certainly not material gain that tempted Silvestri to the seaside town of Bournemouth nor the kudos of association with an internationally famous orchestra. Inevitably the question was asked (and still is) why did someone who had already been the guest conductor of some of the world’s most renowned orchestras - the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Concertgebouw, five of Britain’s most prestigious and two in the US - each time attracting audience enthusiasm and mainly favourable reviews, why did he choose to become principal conductor of a provincial orchestra, however worthy its reputation, and in a country with whose language he was barely acquainted? What can be gleaned of Silvestri’s motives from his answer when this question was put to him in a television interview? ‘I was a teacher in Romania for ten years and a conductor is also a teacher... The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has a national reputation, but I think in two or three years it will become internationally famous.’
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Enescu: Symphony No. 1 & Sinfonia Concertante
George Enescu State Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian Radio and Television Orchestra, Mihai Brediceanu, Iosif Conta
Enescu: Orchestral Works Vol. 3
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