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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Cello Sonatas Opp. 21, 63, & 72; String Trio, Op. 48

Kanka,Borges Coelho,Beethoven Str
Release Date: 03/23/2010 
Label:  Praga   Catalog #: 884477   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Michal KankaMiguel Borges Coelho
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven String Trio of London
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Little know in the West and victim of anti-Semitic ostracism in the former USSR, the name of Weinberg, the third great Russian composer of the 20th century, after Prokofiev and Shostakovich, seems to be slowly emerging from the shadow of the latter, his protector and friend. Far from being an epigone, he is rather, by this temperament as a symphonist and the importance of his chamber music, the spiritual heir. This part of his vast catalogue, not written to put food on the table, includes 17 quartets, the most experimental body of his work along with his sonatas, those for cello, written with Rostropovich in mind, being henceforth consecrated. Little know in the West and victim of anti-Semitic ostracism in the former USSR, the name of Weinberg, the third great Russian composer of the 20th century, after Prokofiev and Shostakovich, seems to be slowly emerging from the shadow of the latter, his protector and friend. Far from being an epigone, he is rather, by this temperament as a symphonist and the importance of his chamber music, the spiritual heir. This part of his vast catalogue, not written to put food on the table, includes 17 quartets, the most experimental body of his work along with his sonatas, those for cello, written with Rostropovich in mind, being henceforth consecrated. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Michal Kanka (Cello), Miguel Borges Coelho (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USSR 
Venue:  Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 17 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2. Trio for Strings, Op. 48 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven String Trio of London
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950 
Date of Recording: 09/05/2008 
Venue:  Dominova Studio, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 15 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Michal Kanka (Cello), Miguel Borges Coelho (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Venue:  Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 20 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Cello solo no 1 in C major, Op. 72 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Michal Kanka (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
Date of Recording: 10/20/2008 
Venue:  Martinu Concert Hall, Academy of Music, 
Length: 13 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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