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Vladimir Lande © Daniil Rabovsky

“Weinberg’s Symphony No. 13 has never been recorded before. He wrote this music using a language that is less suitable for a big public performance. It is a type of musical writing that could only be used among very close friends. It is incredibly intimate! Listening to it, one becomes an instant confidant of Weinberg, his closest friend. The Serenade for Orchestra is just the opposite – the most romantic, melodic and engaging music.”

Vladimir Lande, conductor

Mieczysław WEINBERG (1919–1996)
Symphony No. 13
Serenade for Orchestra

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Lande

Weinberg’s Symphony No. 13, dedicated to the memory of his mother, is cast in a single movement that unfolds in a symmetrical arc. A large orchestra is used sparingly in chamber-like textures with motivic ideas that evolve over the course of the work. The result is music of gripping and unsettling power, both emotionally intense and architecturally complex. Some years earlier Weinberg wrote the light-hearted Serenade, Op. 47, No. 4 which offers a study in contrasts: by turn capricious, rumbustious and wistful.

Listen to an extract from Symphony No. 13

About the Artists
Vladimir Lande © Daniil Rabovsky
Artistic director and chief conductor of the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (Krasnoyarsk), Vladimir Lande has served as principal guest conductor of the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (since 2008), music director and conductor of the Washington Soloists Chamber Orchestra, guest conductor of the National Gallery of Art Symphony Orchestra, and music director of the COSMIC Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 he became artistic director of the Asian Pacific Festival.
Siberian State Symphony Orchestra
The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (SSSO) dates back to 1977, when it was led by the eminent Soviet conductor Ivan Shpiller and soon won a reputation as one of the best orchestras in the former Soviet Union. Since Vladimir Lande’s appointment as artistic director and chief conductor in 2015, the SSSO has embarked on a recording programme with international labels, and televised concerts have become available for online streaming.
Previous releases in the Weinberg complete symphonies series
Symphony No. 6
Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes

Glinka Choral College Boys' Choir
St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra • Lande
“Lande conducts with an understanding and fervour that is greatly superior.”
Symphony No. 8
‘Polish Flowers’

Bartmiński • Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir • Wit
“I cannot recommend this
magnificent work and this recording
of it highly enough.”
American Record Guide
  Listen to an extract from Symphony No. 8:
VI. Lekcja (Lesson)
“Supported by a wonderfully focused recording [Lande and the orchestra] deliver a performance that is incisive and powerfully committed.”
BBC Music Magazine
Symphony No. 17
Suite for Orchestra

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra
“The performances are spectacular and the music speaks for itself.”
Audiophile Audition ★★★★
Symphony No. 18
‘War – there is no word more
cruel’ • Trumpet Concerto

Balio • St Petersburg Chamber Choir
St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra • Lande
“The Eighteenth Symphony…
is presented in a warm and often moving performance.”
Pizzicato ★★★★
  Listen to an extract from the Trumpet Concerto:
III. Fanfares
Symphony No. 19
‘Bright May’
The Banners of Peace

St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra • Lande
“The performances and sound are excellent.” – American Record Guide
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