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Orchestral music by
Jaromír Weinberger -
enjoyed by
RODERIC DUNNETT

'... full of rich colours from the Berlin Orchestra under Albrecht's direction ...'

Weinberger: Overture; Bohemian Songs and Dances; Passacaglia. © 2002 Deutschlandradio, 2016 Capriccio

It is cruel when a single work's popularity more or less eclipses a composer's entire other output. Such was the case with the gloriously talented Czech musician Jaromír Weinberger. One opera, Schwanda the Bagpiper (Švanda Dudák, 1926), seen as his masterpiece, after a curious initial lack of interest took the world's opera houses by storm, clocking up thousands of performances at well over 150 venues on both sides of the Atlantic.

He composed it around the time he returned from a first sojourn in America, teaching at Cornell University and the Ithaca Conservatory, New York State...

Copyright © 16 April 2017 Roderic Dunnett,
Coventry UK

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WEINBERGER: OVERTURE; BOHEMIAN SONGS AND DANCES; PASSACAGLIA

CZECH REPUBLIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

GERD ALBRECHT

GERMANY

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

ORGAN MUSIC

CAPRICCIO

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