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Paul Constantinescu

13 jul 1909 (Ploieşti) - 20 dec 1963 (Bukarest)
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Paul Constantinescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈpa.ul konstantiˈnesku]; 13 July, 1909, Ploieşti  – 20 December 1963) was a Romanian composer.

Major works

  • Piano concerto
  • Violin concerto
  • Symphony No.1
  • The Nativity (Byzantine Christmas Oratorio)
  • 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)


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 "Transilvania" Philarmonic Orchestra with conductor Emil Simon and pianist Valentin Gheorghiu (again a re-issue of an Electrecord recording)
  • Pieces for Piano Nos. 1 (Joc), 2 (Cantec), 3 (Joc dobrogean) (1952) played by pianist Dana Ciocârlie on label: Empreinte ED13122 (2000) (with piano works by Enescu and Bartók)
  • The Nativity (Byzantine Christmas Oratorio) (1947) performed by the Bucharest "George Enescu" Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra on label: Olympia OCD 402

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