Enesco, Georges zhôrzh ĕnĕs´kō [key], Rom. George Enescu, 1881–1955, Romanian violinist, composer, and conductor; studied at the Vienna Conservatory and in Paris with Massenet , Fauré , and others. Enesco made many worldwide concert tours as both violinist and conductor, including appearances with the New York Philharmonic (1936–39). He composed three symphonies; chamber music; an opera, Oedipe (Paris, 1936); and other orchestral music, notably two popular Romanian Rhapsodies. Yehudi Menuhin was one of his pupils.
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