Paul Constantinescu

Paul Constantinescu

Paul Constantinescu (June 30 1909, Ploieşti–December 20, 1963) was a Romanian opera composer.

Major works

*"A stormy night (O noapte furtunoasa)"
*"Pana Lesnea Rusalim"

Other substantial works

*Concerto for string orchestra (performed by Horia Andreescu and the Romanian National Radio Orchestra in 2005)
*Free variations on a Byzantine theme for cello and orchestra (performed by Carol Litvin, conductor, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, with cellist Cǎtǎlin Ilea in 1961)

Recordings

*Violin concerto (1955) on label: Olympia OCD417 (released 1991), with works by Nichifor (Symph. 4) and Toduţǎ (Tablatura for Lute)
Played by the Romanian State Philharmonic Orchestra/conductor: Ion Baciu(Both recordings are re-issues of LPs on the Electrecord label)
*Piano concerto (1952) and the Symphony No. 1 (1955 - a revised version of the 1944 symphony) on Olympia OCD 411 (released in 1991) — played by the Cluj Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Emil Simon and pianist Valentin Gheorghiu (again a re-issue of an Electrecord recording)
* Pieces for Piano Nos. 1, 2, 3 (1952) played by pianist Dana Ciocârlie on label: Empreinte ED13122 (2000) (with piano works by Enescu and Bartók)


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