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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphony No. 6; Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes

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>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, for orchestra, Op. 47/1
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Symphony no 6 in A minor, Op. 79

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>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, for orchestra, Op. 47/1
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Symphony no 6 in A minor, Op. 79
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Weinberg is increasingly recognized as one of the outstanding composers of the second half of the twentieth century. His Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes is a concise medley of tunes that embrace folk influence, both melancholic and high spirited, culminating in a joyous and unstoppable dance. Scored for a very large orchestra and a children's choir, Symphony No. 6 is a work of huge expression, anguished and dynamic, encompassing lament, circus gallops, burlesque, and a cataclysmic and heartrending slow movement. Weinberg's friend, Shostakovich, was so impressed that he used it as teaching material in his own classes. Vladimir Lande is Principal Guest Conductor of the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (Russia). He is guest conductor of the National Gallery Orchestra, Washington D.C., Music Director of the Washington Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the COSMIC Symphony Orchestra, and Johns Hopkins University Chamber Orchestra.

International Record Review
No possible reason to hesitate...you will find much to reward you here.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
I do not know the other recordings of these works, but these are first rate. The sound and Whitehouse's notes are worthy partners.

Fanfare Magazine, September/October 2012
This is remarkable music, excellently played and sung by the various forces involved. . .Vladimir Lande's performance is very fine.

MusicWeb International
... this is not like any symphony of Shostakovich's. Weinberg sounds like Weinberg. Perhaps surprisingly, given the fact that around half a dozen of his Symphonies have still not been commercially recorded, the Sixth has been done at least five times, most recently by Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Singverein... Taking into consideration audio quality and the presence of a splendid native-Russian choir, this Naxos recording must be the new first choice.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Petersburg Recording Studio at the St Catherine Luthera (2010-12-17_2010-12-18&2010-).



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>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, for orchestra, Op. 47/1
  • Conductor: Vladimir Lande
  • Ensemble: St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Petersburg Recording Studio at the St Catherine Lutheran Church, St Petersburg, Russia (2010-12-17_2010-12-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : Symphony no 6 in A minor, Op. 79
  • Conductor: Vladimir Lande
  • Notes: Petersburg Recording Studio at the St Catherine Lutheran Church, St Petersburg, Russia (2010-12-17_2010-12-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 46 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1963