Swipe

The Great Escape - Music & More

These earliest and rare Weinberg (Vainberg) Russian recordings were too early to be reviewed then even if ever issued... "(In 1994), with only 14 months to live, Weinberg celebrated his 75th birthday... he lived just long enough to witness a new wave of interest. A series of CDs began in the 1990s, and his friend Tommy Persson (the Swedish judge who had brought medicines which almost certainly gave the composer a few extra years of life) was able to present Weinberg with (some of) those issues... The broadcaster and documentary maker Per Skans, went straight to the point, describing Weinberg's neglect as 'scandalous'. How gratifying for Persson that his underwriting of several CDs that appeared then not only kept the music alive for specialist collectors but touched off what has been described in Russia as the 'Weinberg boom'. [David Fanning article for Gramophone].
These earliest and rare Weinberg (Vainberg) Russian recordings were too early to be reviewed then even if ever issued... "(In 1994), with only 14 months to live, Weinberg celebrated his 75th birthday... he lived just long enough to witness a new wave of interest. A series of CDs began in the 1990s, and his friend Tommy Persson (the Swedish judge who had brought medicines which almost certainly gave the composer a few extra years of life) was able to present Weinberg with (some of) those issues... The broadcaster and documentary maker Per Skans, went straight to the point, describing Weinberg's neglect as 'scandalous'. How gratifying for Persson that his underwriting of several CDs that appeared then not only kept the music alive for specialist collectors but touched off what has been described in Russia as the 'Weinberg boom'. [David Fanning article for Gramophone].
5055354414589

Details

Format: CD
Label: ALTO
Rel. Date: 06/16/2023
UPC: 5055354414589

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Str Qrts Nos. 7 & 8
Artist: Borodin Quartet
Format: CD
New: Available $10.98
Wish

Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Serenade for Orchestra, Op. 47, No. 4, i Allegretto
2. ii Allegro molto
3. iii Adagio
4. iv Allegro giocoso
5. String Quartet No. 7 in C, Op. 59, i Adagio
6. ii Allegretto
7. iii Adagio - Allegro moderato
8. String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 66 (single mvt.)
9. Sinfonietta No. 2, Op. 74 i Allegro
10. ii Allegretto
11. iii Adagio
12. iv Andantino

More Info:

These earliest and rare Weinberg (Vainberg) Russian recordings were too early to be reviewed then even if ever issued... "(In 1994), with only 14 months to live, Weinberg celebrated his 75th birthday... he lived just long enough to witness a new wave of interest. A series of CDs began in the 1990s, and his friend Tommy Persson (the Swedish judge who had brought medicines which almost certainly gave the composer a few extra years of life) was able to present Weinberg with (some of) those issues... The broadcaster and documentary maker Per Skans, went straight to the point, describing Weinberg's neglect as 'scandalous'. How gratifying for Persson that his underwriting of several CDs that appeared then not only kept the music alive for specialist collectors but touched off what has been described in Russia as the 'Weinberg boom'. [David Fanning article for Gramophone].
back to top