Classics of the Phonograph

Famous violinist

George Enescu in 1930

George Enescu in 1930 By E. Joaillier, Paris (photographer) - Bibliothèque nationale de France, Public Domain

Aside from Georges Enescu's reputation as the greatest Rumanian composer of his time, he also was a famous violin virtuoso. From the 1920s on, Enescu would come to the United States to give tours. On his last tour, he stopped at the University of Illinois, and on February 16, 1949, Enescu performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the UI Symphony Orchestra.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear a recording of that performance.