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Jaromir Weinberger (1896-1967): Orchestral Works / Jörg Strodthoff, organ; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gerd Albrecht

Album Summary

>Weinberger, Jaromir : Ouvertüre zu einem ritterlichen Spiel, for orchestra
>Weinberger, Jaromir : Bohemian Songs and Dances (6), for orchestra
>Weinberger, Jaromir : Passacaglia for organ & large orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Even it is a legend that the Prague-born composer Jaromir Weinberger committed suicide in American exile because he had not succeeded for decades in following up his opera Schwanda the Bagpiper with any of his later works. Nevertheless, the legend contains a grain of truth. It shows a 71-year-old composer far away from his beloved homeland, which he had had to leave in the course of its occupation by the Nazis and which was meanwhile ruled by the Communists under Soviet influence. But in general, Weinberger was just as little able to integrate in North American music life as he managed to draw on his earlier time in Europe after 1945. A consideration of many works by Weinberger today will have to take events of the time into account, but at the same time we will hardly be able to avoid seeing direct or indirect references to his one big success Schwanda the Bagpiper in many works.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2016
The first significant point to strike home about this varied programme is the excellent of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester's playing under the patient baton of Gerd Albrecht... good sound keeps Weinberger's often dense textures loud and clear.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche (09/2000/04/2002).



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>Weinberger, Jaromir : Ouvertüre zu einem ritterlichen Spiel, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
  • Ensemble: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
  • Running Time: 8 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1931

>Weinberger, Jaromir : Bohemian Songs and Dances (6), for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
  • Running Time: 29 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1929

>Weinberger, Jaromir : Passacaglia for organ & large orchestra
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932