The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (78): So low, Mr Cello

Discover Weinberg.


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  • He was a prolific composer rather than a day to day performer. He composed 26 symphonies, 17 string quartets, 7 operas and much more. He was a Polish Jew who emigrated to Russia. He was a close friend of Dimitri Shostakovitch and knew well Gilels, Rostropovich and others.

    The recorded piece above is lovely.

  • I see that ECM released a recording of this cycle, played by Gidon Kremer on the violin. Any opinions on the choice of instrument?

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