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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 4 / Ilya Gringolts, violin; Warsaw PO; Kaspszyk

Album Summary

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 67
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 61
Performer Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

MusicWeb International, February 2015
I was struck by the direct approach from soloist Ilya Gringolts notably his wonderfully lyrical playing with attractive tone and spotless intonation. The orchestral support from the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra is responsive and well prepared with Kaspszyk never over-pushing the pace.

The music of 20th century Polish composers from Witold Lutoslawski to Henryk Górecki holds a special place in the Warsaw Philharmonic's heritage, alongside its critically acclaimed performances of the great orchestral classics. The musicians now bring their expertise in this repertoire to the music of their countryman Mieczyslaw Weinberg, who relocated to the Soviet Union in 1939 and escaped persecution in his homeland, but lost most of his family in the Holocaust. Only in recent years has he been hailed as the most significant Soviet composer after Shostakovich and Prokofiev. The album marks the Warsaw Philharmonic's first collaboration with Warner Classics as an exclusive signing, becoming part of the international label's long history of collaborations with the world's greatest orchestras including the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. The Weinberg release follows the Warsaw Philharmonic's Grammy Award win in 2012 and marks the orchestra's first recording with its new maestro and artistic director Jacek Kaspszyk, renowned for his innovative approach to programming and his championing of new music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Warsaw Philharmoni Concert Hall.



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>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 67
  • Performer: Ilya Gringolts (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
  • Notes: Warsaw Philharmoni Concert Hall (12/10/2013-12/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1960

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Symphony no 4 in A minor, Op. 61
  • Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
  • Notes: Warsaw Philharmoni Concert Hall (12/19/2013-12/20/2013)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1957