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HOWARD SMITH

'... notable gusto ...'

Inscapes - Trio Voce - Weinberg, Shostakovich. © 2010 Con Brio Recordings

In 2004 Steve Schwartz wrote (online) 'Weinberg (1919-1996) is the third great Soviet composer, along with Prokofiev and Shostakovich.' In 2002 an Australian webmaster Anton V Uzunov began his site (music-weinberg.net) as follows: 'Weinberg ... is one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century'.

Now, on the strength of Weinberg's remarkable 1945 Piano Trio by Mieczyslaw Weinberg (also known as Moishe Vainberg), I've been compelled to take both Schwartz and Uzunov (above) at their word...

Copyright © 25 September 2011 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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CD INFORMATION: TRIO VOCE - WEINBERG, SHOSTAKOVICH

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

CON BRIO RECORDINGS

TOCCATA PRESS

CHAMBER MUSIC

POLAND

RUSSIA

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