An old Melodiya recording sleeve informs me that ‘unfortuately, his works are hardly known, even in his adopted home of Russia. However, his work is highly valued and has been much admired amongst other composers and musicians.’
How is it possible, you wonder, that the composer who was closest to Dmitri Shostakovich, in both friendship and style, could remain unknown to a world that reveres Shostakovich?
Well, the ice is breaking and Mieczelaw Weinberg is finally starting to get heard.
But where should a new listener begin?
I try to answer both of the above questions in a sinfini composer guide. Click here to read.