‘George Enescu’ Memorial House of Liveni

‘GEORGE ENESCU’ MEMORIAL HOUSE OF LIVENI

The house where the composer George Enescu (1881-1955) spent his childhood is located at the end of the Liveni village (today George Enescu locality). It has a wooden verandah and a big orchard. George was the only child who survived out of the 11 children of Costache and Maria Enescu. In this house he heard the first musical notes, as his father was playing the violin, and his mother was playing the guitar. He learned his first musical notes on a small piano together with his mother. The piano was the first keyboard instrument that Enescu ever played and it was brought from his grandparents’ house from Mihăileni.

The house was inaugurated as a museum in 1958 and it has five rooms. Three of them are the most impressive: the piano lounge, the room of little Jurjac and the kitchen, which was also his parents’ bedroom. Many of the exposed items were saved from Cracalia Mansion — Cracalia is a nearby village where the Enescu family moved out — a mansion that got burned down in 1947.

LOCATION

George Enescu Locality, Botoșani County
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OPENING HOURS

Monday, Tuesday – closed;
Wednesday – Sunday:
9AM – 5PM

CONTACT

ENTRANCE FEE

Adults – 4 RON;
Students, pupils, retired persons –
2 RON;