Enescu, George [Enesco, Georges]
- Noel Malcolm
- and Valentina Sandu-Dediu
(b Liveni Vîrnav [now George Enescu], nr Dorohoi, Romania, 19 Aug 1881; d Paris, France, 3/4 May 1955). Romanian composer, violinist, conductor, and teacher. Enescu (also known by the French form of his name, Georges Enesco) was Romania’s greatest composer, the leading figure in Romanian musical life in the first half of the 20th century, and one of the best-known violinists of his generation....