Weinberg: Piano Quintet Op. 18; String Quartet, Op. 66 / Borodin Quartet; Mieczyslaw Weinberg, piano

Album Summary

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Piano Quintet, Op. 18
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 66
Performer Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg is one of the most beautiful pages of unwritten music history of the 20th century. Now, Melodiya presents the best examples of Weinberg' s chamber music. His piano quintet, composed during WWII, and eighth quartet (1959), a one-movement piece filled with inner contrasts, unintentionally call up associations with Shostakovich' s brightest chamber opuses composed during the same years. Weinberg' s compositions are performed by the original lineup of the Borodin Quartet, an outstanding chamber ensemble. In the quintet, the author - who graduated from the Warsaw Conservatory - plays the piano!

BBC Music Magazine, February 2013
Charismatic, authoritative performances of two of Weinberg's finest chamber works; he himself is the pianist in the magnificent Piano Quintet.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 1963/1961.



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>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Piano Quintet, Op. 18
  • Performer: Joysej Weinberg (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Running Time: 39 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1944

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 66
  • Running Time: 15 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music