George Enescu: The Unknown Enescu, Volume Two


Catalogue No: TOCC0647
EAN/UPC: 5060113446473
Release Date: 04.11.2022
Composer: George Enescu
Artists: Ian Hobson, Sherban Lupu, Sinfonia da Camera, Viorela Ciucur

Although Enescu gave opus numbers to only 33 of his works, he left an enormous number of pieces in varying stages of composition, from sketches and draft outlines to isolated movements and some scores that are almost complete. Working with a handful of composers and musicologists – fellow Romanians with specialist knowledge of Enescu’s style – the violinist Sherban Lupu has produced performing editions of a number of previously unknown works, heard here in the context of other Enescu rarities. One of these ‘rescued’ pieces, hiding behind the modest title of Caprice Roumain, is nothing less than a major violin concerto.

Sherban Lupu, violin
Ian Hobson, piano (Track 1), conductor (Tracks 8–11)
Viorela Ciucur, piano (Tracks 3–7)
Sinfonia da Camera (Tracks 8–11)

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major, Op. 11, No. 1 (1901; arr. Marcel Stern, publ. 1957)**
  2. Impressions Roumaines for solo violin (1925; arr. Lupu, 2008)*
  3. Sonata Torso (1911)
  4. Impromptu concertant in G flat major (1903)
  5. Regrets (1898; compl. Lupu, 2018)*
  6. Suite No. 1 in G minor, Dans le style ancien, Op. 3: Adagio (1897; arr. Sandu Albu, 1929)*
  7. Valse lente ‘L’enjoleuse’ (1902)*
  8. Caprice Roumain (1925–49;compl.CornelŢăranu,1994–96)**

  9. I Ben moderato
  10. II Tempo di Hora
  11. III Lento
  12. IV Allegro molto



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