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Weinberg: Complete Music for Solo Cello, Vol. 2

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>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for solo cello no 2, Op. 86
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for solo cello no 3, Op. 106
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for solo cello no 4, Op. 140

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>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for solo cello no 2, Op. 86
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for solo cello no 3, Op. 106
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for solo cello no 4, Op. 140
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Notes & Reviews:

Following his recording of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 24 Cello Preludes Op. 100 and Sonata for Solo Cello, No. 1, Op. 72, Latvian-born cellist Josef Feigelson here presents Weinberg's three other sonatas for solo cello using the composer's original manuscripts. The highly charged second sonata was written for and premiered by Valentin Berlinksy of the famous Borodin Quartet, who was also the recipient of the demanding fourth sonata.

Catholic News Agency
These are the world premiere recordings, originally issued on the Olympia label, of Sonatas Nos. 2, 3, and 4. The touchstone for sonatas for solo cello is obviously Bach's work in the genre. Weinberg calls upon that tradition and enriches it. It would be safe to consider Feigelson's performances as definitive.

American Record Guide
Feigelson is a fine player, and his is the only recording so far of the first version of Sonata 2 and either version of 4... well played and this is music that can support different interpretations.

MusiWeb International
These sonatas are all very much of their composer: recognizably Soviet, emotionally quite austere, harmonically bittersweet. But they are written fluently and there are terrific moments: the transition from slow movement to impassioned finale in Sonata No 2, the uncommonly charming allegretto in No 3, the ethereal muted presto of the same sonata, and the otherworldly original andante to No 4, in which cellist Josef Feigelson (who also wrote the excellent notes) points out traces of Hindemith.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Recital Hall, Purchase College, Purchase, New York, (11/13/1997-11/14/1997).



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>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for solo cello no 2, Op. 86
  • Performer: Yosif Feigelson (Cello)
  • Notes: The Recital Hall, Purchase College, Purchase, New York, USA (11/13/1997-11/14/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964-1965

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for solo cello no 3, Op. 106
  • Performer: Yosif Feigelson (Cello)
  • Notes: The Recital Hall, Purchase College, Purchase, New York, USA (11/13/1997-11/14/1997)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for solo cello no 4, Op. 140
  • Performer: Yosif Feigelson (Cello)
  • Notes: The Recital Hall, Purchase College, Purchase, New York, USA (11/13/1997-11/14/1997)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985-1986