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The Premiere in Romania of Symphony no. 1 in E Major Bemol by George Enescu

The Premiere in Romania of Symphony no. 1 in E Major Bemol by George Enescu

The Premiere in Romania of Symphony no. 1 in E Major Bemol by George Enescu


19 january 1908, Bucharest

Symphony No. in 1 E♭, Op. 13 by the Romanian composer George Enescu was completed in 1905, and it was premiered on Sunday, 21 January 1906 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, on the fourteenth concert of the 1905–1906 series of the Concerts Colonne, conducted by Édouard Colonne. It was published by Enoch et co. in Paris, 1906. The score is dedicated to Alfredo Casella, Enescu’s former classmate at the Paris Conservatoire and lifelong friend. In turn, Casella would dedicate his Second Symphony to Enescu in 1908… The symphony is scored for 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, E♭ clarinet, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum), 2 harps, 20 first violins, 18 or 20 second violins, 14 violas, 12 cellos, and 12 contrabasses

In the native country of the composer, Romania, the premiere of the symphony was held on January 19, 1908, in the National Theater Hall in Bucharest, performed by the Orchestra of the Ministry Of the Public Instruction, under the direction of George Enescu

More on:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._1_(Enescu)

George Enescu – Symphony No. 1

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Piano: Lawrence Foster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN0tUQ9QsC0

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