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Weinberg: Piano Quintet Op. 18; String Quartet No. 8 / Borodin Quartet

Weinberg / Borodin Quartet
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1001998   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg is one of the most beautiful pages of unwritten music history of the 20th century. Now, Melodiya presents the best examples of Weinberg’s chamber music. His piano quintet, composed during WWII, and eighth quartet (1959), a one-movement piece filled with inner contrasts, unintentionally call up associations with Shostakovich’s brightest chamber opuses composed during the same years. Weinberg’s compositions are performed by the original lineup of the Borodin Quartet, an outstanding chamber ensemble. In the quintet, the author — who graduated from the Warsaw Conservatory — plays the piano! - Melodiya The music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg is one of the most beautiful pages of unwritten music history of the 20th century. Now, Melodiya presents the best examples of Weinberg’s chamber music. His piano quintet, composed during WWII, and eighth quartet (1959), a one-movement piece filled with inner contrasts, unintentionally call up associations with Shostakovich’s brightest chamber opuses composed during the same years. Weinberg’s compositions are performed by the original lineup of the Borodin Quartet, an outstanding chamber ensemble. In the quintet, the author — who graduated from the Warsaw Conservatory — plays the piano! - Melodiya Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 18 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
2. Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 66 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USSR 

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