1926, vol. 4: Enescu, Szymanowski, Hindemith

One of the many, many important artists working in Paris during the ’20s was the great Romanian musician George Enescu.  Enescu was a great master. […] (Click here to continue reading a transcript of this podcast.)

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Enescu, Violin Sonata no. 3
Enescu, Violin Sonata no. 3
Szymanowski, Stabat Mater
Szymanowski, Four Polish Dances
Chopin, Mazurkas
Szymanowski, Seven Joyce Songs
Hindemith, Konzertmusik für Blasorchester
Hindemith, Konzertmusik für Blasorchester
Hindemith, Cardillac

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2 Responses to 1926, vol. 4: Enescu, Szymanowski, Hindemith

  1. Comment by William Block made on December 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Greatly enjoyed Volume 4. When I read Yehudi Menuhin’s autobiography, he spoke very highly of his teacher, Enescu, in every regard. Much of the music of the more Eastern European countries is very intriguing – especially appealing to my interest in violin and string music.

    The celebrated pianist, Arthur Rubenstein, in his autobiography, mentioned that he was friends with Karol Szymanowski and clearly saw that he had a gift for composition. My acquaintance with him is mainly through his two violin concerti. I thought that your historical commentary on Poland and its perception of WW11 was most enlightening.

    The CD Sampler is a great addition to your Podcasts as it lets you “whet your whistle” for the music discussed. A very thorough job – I’ll continue to listen.

    William Block

  2. Brian Linnell Comment by Brian Linnell made on February 23, 2012 at 5:53 am

    As a second choice for a recording of the Enescu Sonata (especially since the Lupu-Gheorghiu performance I recommend is hard to get a copy of here in the States), Kavakos’ performance is at least as good as Stern’s. I’ve provided the link to the CD at amazon.com, and it’s included in the Classical Archives playlist for this episode.

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