The Romanian composer George Enescu (1881-1955) is one of the neglected giants of the twentieth century. Prodigiously gifted, he became best kwn in America as a conductor (where he was considered as a successor to Toscanini in New York) and in Europe as one of the greatest violinists of the century. But he was first and foremost a composer; and, tragically, his mature works - works of extraordinary emotional depth and intricate beauty - remain virtually unkwn outside Romania. This, the first full-length study of Enescu to be written in English, tells the story of his life and development as a composer. All of Enescu's published compositions, and many unpublished works, are discussed. The book is intended for the n-specialist reader as well as for the musicologist. There is a detailed catalogue of Enescu's compositions and a list of all his kwn recordings as conductor, violinist and pianist.