MieczysŁaw Weinberg
  Allison Brewster Franzetti, PIANO

Polish by birth, Mieczysław Weinberg (1919 – 1996) escaped to the Soviet Union in 1939 and became a close friend and musical disciple of Shostakovich. He was a distinguished concert pianist, and piano music formed an important part of his prolific output. From pragmatic yet sophisticated pieces for children to the introspective and moving Sonatas, Weinberg’s music reflects his life in its blend of optimism, tragedy and bitter-sweet humour.

Listen to podcast: Pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti
talks to Gail Wein about Weinberg's works.

Listen to an extract from
Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 8 - I. Allegro

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