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Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996): Sonatas for violin and piano / Piotr Rózanski, violin; Maria Slawek, piano

Album Summary

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for violin & piano no 4, Op. 39
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonatina for violin & piano in D major, Op. 46
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for violin & piano no 5 in G minor, Op. 53
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Notes & Reviews:

In the last decade or so, the contemporary Polish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg has undergone a renaissance of sorts with his compositions receiving a level of attention from a younger generation of musicians that has been markedly absent in years past. Piotr Rózanski (piano) and Maria Slawek (violin) add notably to this recent phenomena with this collection of Weinberg's sonatas from the late 1940s and early 1950s that provide another compelling glimpse into the unlikely trajectory of this composer.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
The new Accord is more dramatic and intense, with richer, fuller, darker string tone and sonics. It makes a stronger impression overall, but both recordings are quite compelling. Anyone drawn to modern-but-traditional violin sonatas should hear the two offered on these fine releases. Sonata 5 in particular is the equal of the violin sonatas of Janacek, Ravel, Prokofieff, Piston, Walton, Hindemith, Poulenc, and Vaughan Williams. If you esteem these exemplars, you should investigate Vainberg's Fifth Sonata.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The European Krzysztof Penderecki Center for Music, Lus (10/20/2014/10/21/2014).



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>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for violin & piano no 4, Op. 39
  • Performers: Piotr Rozanski (Piano); Maria Slawek (Violin)
  • Notes: The European Krzysztof Penderecki Center for Music, Luslawice (10/20/2014/10/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonatina for violin & piano in D major, Op. 46
  • Performers: Piotr Rozanski (Piano); Maria Slawek (Violin)
  • Notes: The European Krzysztof Penderecki Center for Music, Luslawice (10/20/2014/10/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Sonata for violin & piano no 5 in G minor, Op. 53
  • Performers: Piotr Rozanski (Piano); Maria Slawek (Violin)
  • Notes: The European Krzysztof Penderecki Center for Music, Luslawice (10/20/2014/10/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953