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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Complete Music For Solo Cello, Vol. 1

Weinberg / Feigelson
Release Date: 12/14/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572280   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Yosif Feigelson
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The importance of Mieczysław Weinberg’s 24 Preludes for solo cello, written for Rostropovich, lies beyond their superficial resemblance to Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier or the piano preludes of Chopin or Weinberg’s colleague Shostakovich. Instead, it resides in Weinberg’s remarkable ability to write for solo cello with almost limitless imagination, using myriad musical styles and varied techniques. These fascinating qualities are also to be found in his more expansively lyrical Sonata, a masterfully written outpouring of deep emotions. Latvian-born cellist Josef Feigelson has enjoyed a solo career spanning over three decades and champions neglected cello repertoire. The importance of Mieczysław Weinberg’s 24 Preludes for solo cello, written for Rostropovich, lies beyond their superficial resemblance to Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier or the piano preludes of Chopin or Weinberg’s colleague Shostakovich. Instead, it resides in Weinberg’s remarkable ability to write for solo cello with almost limitless imagination, using myriad musical styles and varied techniques. These fascinating qualities are also to be found in his more expansively lyrical Sonata, a masterfully written outpouring of deep emotions. Latvian-born cellist Josef Feigelson has enjoyed a solo career spanning over three decades and champions neglected cello repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (24) for Cello, Op. 100 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Yosif Feigelson (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969 
2.
Sonata for Cello solo no 1 in C major, Op. 72 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 

Customer Reviews

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 Wonderful music and performance January 9, 2020 By Stephen Seidman (State College, PA) See All My Reviews "The solo cello preludes are like nothing else I've heard in the cello repertoire. I would think they should be part of every serious cellist's education. The first solo sonata is solid but not as innovative as the three later solo sonatas. The performances are excellent." Report Abuse
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