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Weinberg: Complete Piano Works Vol 4 / Allison Brewster Franzetti

Weinberg / Franzetti
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 611   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Allison Brewster Franzetti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Weinberg’s fraught early life included two dramatic escapes from the Nazis, as he made his way from his native Poland to the Soviet Union. His eventual arrival in Moscow in August 1943 saw a period of relative stability in his personal life and an extraordinary burst of creative vitality. Sonata No 3, composed in the space of a week at the end of January 1946, represents a conspicuous advance on its predecessors. The deeply expressive, technically challenging and superbly varied Nos 5 (1956) and 6 (1960) are the last of the numbered piano sonatas. Weinberg’s fraught early life included two dramatic escapes from the Nazis, as he made his way from his native Poland to the Soviet Union. His eventual arrival in Moscow in August 1943 saw a period of relative stability in his personal life and an extraordinary burst of creative vitality. Sonata No 3, composed in the space of a week at the end of January 1946, represents a conspicuous advance on its predecessors. The deeply expressive, technically challenging and superbly varied Nos 5 (1956) and 6 (1960) are the last of the numbered piano sonatas. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 6, Op. 73 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Allison Brewster Franzetti (Piano)
2. Sonata for Piano no 5, Op. 58 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Allison Brewster Franzetti (Piano)
Period: Modern 
3. Sonata for Piano no 3, Op. 31 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Allison Brewster Franzetti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
4. Fugues (2) for Ludmila Berlinskaya by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Allison Brewster Franzetti (Piano)

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 31: I. Allegro tranquillo
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 31: II. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 31: III. Moderato con moto
Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 58: I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 58: II. Andante
Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 58: III. Allegretto
2 Fugues for Ludmila Berlinskaya: No. 1. -
2 Fugues for Ludmila Berlinskaya: No. 2. -
Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 73: I. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 73: II. Allegro molto

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