Roumanian Songs And Dances was written by Yascha (Jascha) Krein. It is scored for Violin and Piano. Like many of Krein's works, it has ecome a perennial favourite among Violin soloists, with its combination of rhythmic propulsion, haunting Eastern European exoticism, and brilliant firecracker scoring.
Legendary violinist Yascha Krein (1880-1946) came to London from Russia in 1904, and for many years was Music Director at the Savoy Hotel in London. He became well known as a soloist, much in demand throughout Britain, and often toured with his Gypsy Orchestra. His compositions were often inspired by Eastern European music, and he scored most of his music for Violin.