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Orchestral music by
Mieczyslaw Weinberg -
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GEOFF PEARCE

'Serenade Op 47 No 4 ... represents a happier and undemanding part of the composer's output, written, I guess, to appease the authorities.'

Weinberg: Symphony No 13; Serenade for Orchestra. Siberian State Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Lande. © 2018 Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd

Quite a lot has been written about Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996), a personal friend of Shostakovich, and some rate Weinberg as one of the three greatest Soviet era composers. He did not enjoy a great amount of success over his lifetime, even though works such as the first symphony impressed Shostakovich.

Symphony No 13 was written in 1976, in memory of Weinberg's mother, who perished along with his father and sister in a Polish transit camp in the 1940s. This one-movement work unfolds in a 'symmetrical arc'...

Copyright © 17 October 2018 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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WEINBERG: SYMPHONY NO 13; SERENADE

MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG

NAXOS

RUSSIA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

WARSAW

POLAND

MOSCOW

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