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Shostakovich: Chamber Symphonies Op.110a & 118a; Weinberg: Concertino Op. 42 / Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a (arr. by Barshai from String Quartet no 8 )
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Concertino for violin & string orchestra, Op. 42
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Chamber Symphony in A flat major, Op. 118a (arr. by Robert Barshai from String Quartet No 10)
>Unspecified : Bonus Material
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This CD marks the silver jubilee of the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Under Lev Markiz, the first artistic director, the orchestra presented numerous national and international premieres by composers including Schnittke, Shostakovich, Ustvolskaya, Pärt and Denisov. It recently presented world premieres by Gubaidulina, Mansoerjan and Vasks, as well as the west-European premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Concertino in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 2009, with the present artistic director Candida Thompson as soloist. This anniversary recording features Weinberg's Concertino and two now world-famous Chamber Symphonies by Dmitri Shostakovich. The three works are not only related by their musical language, but also by a lifelong friendship between the two composers.

Gramophone Magazine, December 2013
The playing has individual distinction and corporate unity of purpose. The choice of tone-colours, the thrust and definance in fast movements and the matching of nuance to the range of quieter moods make for a fine combination of chamber-music finesse and orchestral weight.



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a (arr. by Barshai from String Quartet no 8 )
  • Conductor: Candida Thompson
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1960.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Concertino for violin & string orchestra, Op. 42
  • Performer: Candida Thompson (Violin)
  • Conductor: Candida Thompson
  • Notes: Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden (04/13/2012-04/15/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Chamber Symphony in A flat major, Op. 118a (arr. by Robert Barshai from String Quartet No 10)
  • Conductor: Candida Thompson
  • Notes: Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden (04/13/2012-04/15/2012)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Unspecified : Bonus Material