Grigoraș Dinicu

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Grigoraş Ionică Dinicu (Romanian: [ɡriɡoˈraʃ i.oˈnikə diˈniku]; April 3, 1889 – March 28, 1949 [or August 5, 1948]) was a Romanian composer and violinist or violin virtuoso. He is most famous for his often-played virtuoso violin showpiece "Hora staccato" (1906) and for making popular the tune Ciocârlia, composed by his grandfather Angheluș Dinicu for "nai" (the Romanian pan flute). It is rumored that Jascha Heifetz once said that Grigoraş Dinicu was the greatest violinist he had ever heard. In the 1930s he was involved in the political movement of the Romanian Roma and was made honorary president of the "General Union of the Romanian Roma".

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Year Title RatingReleases
2009 Romanian Violin / Romanian Folk Music in 78 RPM / Recordings 1924-1946 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Grigoraș Dinicu 1
2000 Grigoraș Dinicu 1

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