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I believe one may speak about Enescu as one of the greatest musicians from the beginning of the century, who, although had lived in an Impressionist Paris of that time, didn’t give in to the calls of the impressionist siren, as, for instance, did Debussy, Florent Schmitt, Ravel and almost all the great French musicians of the moment. (Marcel Mihalovici)

 

We continue our journey, visiting the French capital, that had an impressive impact of Romanian composer George Enescu. Works by Enescu, Ysaÿe, Ravel, Schmitt and Fauré have been performed on the third night of Academia Sighișoara 2016.

Photo © Gábor Loránd - Academia Sighișoara 2016


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
8 pm, CONCERT, CITY HALL – Enescu in Paris

With Alexandru Gavrilovici, violin; Sonia Vulturar, violin; Traian Boală, viola; Katharina Gohl Moser, cello; Marie Trottmann, harp; Anton Kernjak, piano

George Enescu (1881 – 1955)        Allegro de concert for chromatic Harp (1904)
Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931)        Ballades from Sonata No. 3 in D minor, ‘For Georges Enesco’ (1923)        
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)        Sonata for Violin and Piano (1923 – 1927) 
          
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Florent Schmitt (1870 – 1958)        ‘Chant élégiaque’ Op. 24, for Cello and Piano (1903)
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)        Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115 (1919  – 1921)
             

More photos by Gábor Loránd and Felix Vratny here!