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MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG  

(1919 - 1996)

Mieczysław Weinberg was born in Warsaw, where his father was a composer and musical director at a Jewish theatre. As a Jew Weinberg was forced to flee from his native Poland after the German attack in 1939; he found refuge in the Soviet Union and studied composition in Minsk with Vassily Zolotaryov, a disciple of Balakirev and Rimsky-Korsakov. With the support of Shostakovich he was eventually able to settle in Moscow, and was saved from Stalin’s persecution and arrest in 1953 by the Shostakovich’s intervention and by Stalin’s timely death. He was a close friend of both Shostakovich and Myaskowsky.

Music

Weinberg was a prolific composer, writing in a style akin to that of Myaskowsky and Bartók; however, he was not always given the support and performances he deserved. His orchestral works include 25 symphonies, some with soloists or chorus, as well as symphonic poems. There are concertos for cello, for violin, for trumpet and for flute. His chamber music includes four viola sonatas, four cello sonatas, two violin sonatas, and 17 string quartets.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
CONUS, J.: Violin Concerto / WEINBERG, M.: Violin Concertino / ARENSKY, A.S.: Violin Concerto (Russian Violin Concertos) (Ostrovsky, T. Sanderling) Naxos
8.572631
Concertos
DURUFLE / HAHN / WEINBERG / NIKOLAYEVA: Chamber Music BIS
BIS-CD-1439
Chamber Music
MIASKOVSKY, N.: Violin Concerto in D Minor / WEINBERG, M.: Violin Concerto in G Minor (Grubert, Russian Philharmonic, Yablonsky) Naxos
8.557194
Concertos
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: String Quartets (Complete) (The Soviet Experience) (Pacifica Quartet) Cedille
CDRBOX1003
Chamber Music
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: String Quartets Nos. 9-12 / WEINBERG, M.: String Quartet No. 6 (The Soviet Experience, Vol. 3) (Pacifica Quartet) Cedille
CDR90000-138
Chamber Music
WEINBERG, M.: Cello Music (Complete), Vol. 1 (Feigelson) - 24 Preludes / Cello Solo Sonata No. 1 Naxos
8.572280
Instrumental
WEINBERG, M.: Cello Music (Complete), Vol. 2 - Cello Solo Sonatas Nos. 2-4 (Feigelson) Naxos
8.572281
Instrumental
WEINBERG, M.: Cello Music (Rovner) Divox
CDX-20606
Instrumental, Vocal, Instrumental
WEINBERG, M.: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Cello Solo Sonatas Nos. 1 and 3 (Yablonsky, Hsin-ni Liu) Naxos
8.570333
Instrumental
WEINBERG, M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Brewster Franzetti) Grand Piano
GP603
Instrumental
WEINBERG, M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Brewster Franzetti) Grand Piano
GP607
Instrumental
WEINBERG, M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 3 (Brewster Franzetti) Grand Piano
GP610
Instrumental
WEINBERG, M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 4 (Brewster Franzetti) Grand Piano
GP611
Instrumental
WEINBERG, M.: Symphony No. 12 / The Golden Key Suite No. 4 (St. Petersburg State Symphony, Lande) Naxos
8.573085
Orchestral
WEINBERG, M.: Symphony No. 18 / Trumpet Concerto (Balio, St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, V. Lande) Naxos
8.573190
Choral - Secular, Concertos
WEINBERG, M.: Symphony No. 19 / The Banners of Peace (St. Petersburg State Symphony, Lande) Naxos
8.572752
Orchestral
WEINBERG, M.: Symphony No. 6 / Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes (Glinka Choral College Boys' Choir, St. Petersburg State Symphony, Lande) Naxos
8.572779
Orchestral
WEINBERG, M.: Symphony No. 8, Op. 83, "Tveti Pol'shi", "Kwiaty Polskie" (Polish Flowers) (Dobrowolska, Marciniec, Bartminski, Wit) Naxos
8.572873
Orchestral
WEINBERG: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Cello Solo BIS
BIS-CD-1648
Instrumental




 
 
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