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Donald Macleod looks at the life and work of George Enescu, who died 50 years ago this week. A violin prodigy, Enescu's fame during his lifetime rested on his career as a virtuoso performer. But by his late teens he had already won royal patronage as a composer, in 1899 writing two works that proved a turning point in his music: a violin sonata and an impressive Octet.

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Mon 9 May 2005 00:00

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