Georgescu, George, Romanian conductor; b. Sulina, Sept. 12, 1887; d. Bucharest, Sept. 1, 1964. After initial training in Bucharest, he went to Berlin and studied cello with H. Becker and conducting with Nikisch and Strauss. He began his conducting career in Berlin in 1918, and then returned to Bucharest as music director of the Phil. (1920–49) and the Opera (1922–26; 1932–34); from 1954 until his death he was music director of the George Enesco State Phil. He also made guest appearances throughout Europe.
T. Georgescu, G. G. (Bucharest, 1971).
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