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Mieczyslaw Weinberg / Kremer, Kremerata Baltica

Kremer / Kremerata Baltica
Release Date: 02/18/2014 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 001992002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Daniil GrishinGidon KremerGiedre DirvanauskaiteDaniil Trifonov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



The music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg is finally beginning to get the hearing it has long deserved. Weinberg’s lifetime spanned the 20th century: born 1919 in Warsaw, he died 1996 in Moscow, in semi-obscurity. Along the way, his allies and supporters had included Dmitri Shostakovich, who considered him one of the great composers of the age. This double album with the Kremerata Baltica, recorded in Neuhardenberg and Lockenhaus, makes a good case for that claim. Effectively a portrait album, it begins with Weinberg’s extraordinary Violin Sonata No. 3, brilliantly performed by Gidon Kremer, and proceeds from chamber music works (the Sonatina op. 46, the Trio op. 48) to
Read more strikingly-contrasting compositions for string orchestra, the graceful Concertino op. 42 inspired by the late-romantic idiom, and the adventurous Symphony no 10, bringing 12-tone rows and chordal structure into unexpected juxtapositions.
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Works on This Recording

1. Trio for Strings, Op. 48 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Daniil Grishin (Viola), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Giedre Dirvanauskaite (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950 
2. Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 46 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949 
3. Sonate for solo violin No. 3, Op.126 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
4. Concertino for Violin, Op. 42 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948 
5. Symphony no 10 in A minor by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968 

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