Enescu Romanian Rhapsody – Stokowski speaks

George Enescu as a teenager playing for the Queen of Romania.   A remarkable life, a remarkable composer.  Essential reading : George Enescu : His Life and Music by Noel Malcolm, originally published in 1990 by Martin Anderson’s Toccata Press and available via Boydell & Brewer .The book that got me hooked !  And below two clips. First Leopold Stokowski explaining and conducting Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody no 1 (1901) in Cologne in 1951, and second, Sergiu Celibidache conducting it in 1978

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