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George Enescu – Symphony No. 3, Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

[FLAC, CUE, LOG, COVERS, BOOKLET]

Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Year: 1998

Label: Chandos

“…Written during the unsettled years of the First World War, this nearly-hour-long, three-movement work is anchored in a malign, hallucinatory scherzo, which is bordered by a sometimes brooding, sometimes eruptive first movement and a textless choral finale…The sound is outstanding…soaking us in the lavish colors, but also capturing the all-important subterranean tremors with the requisite subtlety. Urgently recommended.” -Rabinowitz, Fanfare

Tracklist:

Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 21
I. Moderato, un poco maestoso
II. Vivace, ma non troppo
III. Lento, ma non troppo
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major, Op. 11

LINK

http://uploading.com/files/d9bc1fef/EnescuSymphony3RomRhapsody1.rar

George Enescu – Symphony No. 2, Romanian Rhapsody No. 2

[FLAC, CUE, LOG, COVERS, BOOKLET]

Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Year: 1997

Composer: George Enescu

Label: Chandos

The Second Symphony is a huge, massively-scored orchestra extravaganza in three huge movements. In a way, the music is its own worst enemy. It’s so full of invention, and the composer tosses off ideas in such profusion, that the musical argument can get lost in the shuffle. The problem is compounded by the fact that the symphony is atrociously difficult to play. It’s the job of the conductor and the orchestra to clarify the musical line through balance and emphasis, and this requires either close familiarity or long hours of rehearsal. If the music were trivial or insignificant it wouldn’t really matter, but with a masterpiece, as is the case here, it’s a crime not to lavish as much attention on the music as it requires. It seems that Gennady Rozhdestvensky and the BBC Philharmonic had the time. This is a splendid performance from soup to nuts. –David Hurwitz

Tracklist:

Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D major, Op. 11
Symphony No. 2 in A major, Op. 17
I. Vivace, ma non troppo
II. Andante giusto
III. Un poco lento, marziale
IV. Allegro vivace, marziale

LINK

http://uploading.com/files/md816dc3/EnescuSymphony2RomRhapsody2.rar

George Enescu – Symphony No. 1, Suite No. 3

[FLAC, CUE, LOG, COVERS, BOOKLET]

Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Year: 1996

Label: Chandos

All of Enescu’s symphonies are French in style–that is to say they have three movements instead of four, and with a motto theme that recurs across the various movements. The First is a vital and enthusiastic work, ebulliently scored for a large orchestra. It’s practically unknown–for no apparent reason other than the fact that it doesn’t sound like one of the ever-popular Romanian Rhapsodies. The Third Suite is a very late piece, one of Enescu’s last. In it, he indulges himself in feelings of youthful nostalgia and illustrates village scenes from his childhood in Romania. It’s music of great poetry and depth, and listening to it is almost like eavesdropping on a private memory. These performances are excellent, as is the sound. –David Hurwitz

Tracklist:

1. Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 13: I. Assez vif et rythme
2. Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 13: II. Lent
3. Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 13: III. Vif et vigoureux
4. Suite No. 3 in D major, Op. 27, “Villageoise”: I. Rural springtime
5. Suite No. 3 in D major, Op. 27, “Villageoise”: II. Children playing outdoors
6. Suite No. 3 in D major, Op. 27, “Villageoise”: III. The old childhood house in the sunset – Shepherd – Migrating birds and crows – The vesper bell
7. Suite No. 3 in D major, Op. 27, “Villageoise”: IV. Moonlight upon the river
8. Suite No. 3 in D major, Op. 27, “Villageoise”: V. Rustic dances

LINK

http://uploading.com/files/2929becf/EnescuSymphony1Suite3.rar

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