Possibly the best Weinberg ever heard on recordAlbum Of The Week
From this week’s Lebrecht Album of the Week:
When I first came across Mieczysław Weinberg 30 years ago, he was listed as Vainberg in the Western dictionary, and the only music one could hear was on grainy Soviet Melodiya. These days, you’ll find him on major labels in the most impressive orchestral sound, if not always the most penetrative interpretation. When people ask me, ‘where do I start with Weinberg?’, I’ve had no easy answer — until now….
Read on here.
En francais ici.
In Spanish here.
In Czech here.
In The Critic here.
It’s worth noting that this weekend two symphonies by Weinberg were performed at Vienna’s Musikvereinsal. This long-neglected composer is now right in the centre of mainstream.