Mieczyslaw Weinberg

Biography

Born: December 8, 1919; Warsaw, Poland   Died: February 2, 1996; Moscow, Russia  
One of the best-kept secrets of twentieth century Russian music is the work of Polish-born Soviet composer Moisey (Mieczyslaw) Weinberg, often spelled as Vainberg. Weinberg was born in a Warsaw ghetto to a family of itinerant Jewish theatrical performers. He made his debut as pianist at the age of ten, and by age 12 was studying at the Warsaw Conservatory. With the outbreak of war in 1939, Weinberg fled to Minsk, enrolling in the conservatory and Read more studying with Vasily Zolotaryov. In 1943 Weinberg sent the score of his first symphony to Dmitry Shostakovich, who was impressed and arranged for Weinberg to be invited to Moscow under official approval. This was the beginning of their long friendship and of Weinberg's career as a Soviet composer.

Weinberg was the only member of his immediate family to survive the Nazi Holocaust. His father-in-law was executed as an enemy of the state in 1948, just as Weinberg attracted the ire of Soviet authorities through his opposition to Zhdanov's attack on formalism during the Soviet Composers Union Congress. In early 1953, Weinberg was detained during the so-called "Doctor's Plot" and readied for execution. Shostakovich intervened on Weinberg's behalf with Lavrentii Beria, head of the NKVD, but the death of Stalin on March 5, 1953, earned Weinberg his freedom. For the rest of the 1950s, Weinberg kept his profile low, but his work continued and ultimately found favor with performers such as pianist Emil Gilels and conductor Kurt Sanderling. In 1962 Kiril Kondrashin took up the cause of Weinberg's Symphony No. 5; the Symphony No. 6 for boy's chorus and orchestra Op. 79 (1963) helped establish Weinberg's reputation within Russia and remains his best-known work. Weinberg's own judgment was that the opera Passazhirka (The Passenger, Op. 97, 1968) was the most significant of his compositions. Weinberg's sizeable and impressive output runs to 156 opus numbers and includes ten operas, three ballets, 25 symphonies, 17 string quartets, many choral works, and music to more than 60 motion pictures. Weinberg's style is Romantic at its core, but makes use of a highly expanded tonal palette combined with vibrant instrument coloring. Since Weinberg's death, recordings of his music are finally beginning to leak out to the west, and his never-mediocre symphonies have struck a responsive chord among many enthusiasts of mainstream orchestral literature, in particular those listeners already favorably disposed toward the music of Shostakovich. Read less
Weinberg: Flute Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & Other Works for Flute / Stein, Szczecin Phlharmonic
Release Date: 10/25/2019   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573931   Number of Discs: 1
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Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Krimer, East-West Chamber Orchestra
Release Date: 09/13/2019   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8574063   Number of Discs: 1
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Weinberg: 24 Preludes for Violin Solo / Kremer
Release Date: 04/05/2019   Label: Accentus  
Catalog: 30476   Number of Discs: 1
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Weinberg: Complete Music For Solo Cello Vol 2 / Josef Feigelson
Release Date: 01/25/2011   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572281   Number of Discs: 1
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Russian Violin Concertos - Conus, Arensky, Weinberg / Ostrovsky
Release Date: 10/25/2011   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572631   Number of Discs: 1
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    Weinberg: Sonatas for Cello & Piano / Fudala, Rot
    Label: Dux Records   Catalog: 1545 Release Date: 11/15/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Wojciech Fudala,  Michal Rot
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    Weinberg: Chamber Music / Kremer, Avdeeva, Dirvanauskaite
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 003111102 Release Date: 11/08/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Yulianna Avdeeva,  Gidon Kremer,  Giedre Dirvanauskaite
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    Weinberg: Flute Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & Other Works for Flute / Stein, Szczecin Phlharmonic
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573931 Release Date: 10/25/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Claudia Stein,  Elisaveta Blumina
    Conductor:  David Robert Coleman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Krimer, East-West Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8574063 Release Date: 09/13/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Conductor:  Rostislav Krimer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  East-West Chamber Orchestra
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    Weinberg 1945 / Trio Khnopff
    Label: Pavane   Catalog: 7590 Release Date: 09/06/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Stéphanie Salmin,  Romain Dhainaut,  Sadie Fields
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Khnopff
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    Weinberg, Penderecki & Schnittke: String Trios / Trio Lirico
    Label: Audite   Catalog: 97753 Release Date: 09/06/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg,  Krzysztof Penderecki,  Alfred Schnittke
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Lirico
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    Weinberg: Complete Sonatas for Solo Viola / Dinerchtein
    Label: Solo Musica   Catalog: 310 Release Date: 08/23/2019   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Viacheslav Dinerchtein
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    Weinberg: 24 Preludes / Kremer [Vinyl]
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: ACC40476 Release Date: 07/12/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer
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    Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 / Grazinyte-Tyla, Kremer, Kremerata Baltica, CBSO
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 003014202 Release Date: 05/17/2019   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer,  Maria Barns
    Conductor:  Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  Kremerata Baltica
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    Violin Collection / Kogan
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1002580 Release Date: 05/03/2019   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Jean-Marie Leclair,  Eugčne Ysa˙e,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Elizaveta Gilels,  Leonid Kogan,  Andrei Mytnik,  Mstislav Rostropovich  ... 
    Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai,  Vasily Nebolsin,  Kiril Kondrashin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra,  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra,  USSR State Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Weinberg: 24 Preludes for Violin Solo / Kremer
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 30476 Release Date: 04/05/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer
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    Weinberg, Tansman, & A. Tchaikovsky / Wajnberg Trio
    Label: Cd Accord   Catalog: 247 Release Date: 03/29/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg,  Alexandre Tansman,  Andre Tchaikovsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wajnberg Trio
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    Borodin, Shostakovich, & Weinberg: String Quartets / Dragon Quartet
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 40919 Release Date: 03/15/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  Mieczyslaw Weinberg,  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dragon Quartet
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    Kyrill Kondrashin Edition
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 18046 Release Date: 01/04/2019   Number of Discs: 13
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Sergei Taneyev  ... 
    Performer:  Vitaly Gromadsky,  Leonid Kogan,  Boris Simsky,  Emil Gilels  ... 
    Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra,  Staatskapelle Dresden,  USSR Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    The Lugano Recordings / Argerich
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 573811 Release Date: 09/21/2018   Number of Discs: 22
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Argerich,  David Guerrier,  Renaud Capuçon,  Tedi Papavrami  ... 
    Conductor:  Diego Fasolis,  Jacek Kaspszyk,  Hubert Soudant,  Mikhail Pletnev  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana,  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
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    Weinberg: Symphony No. 13 & Serenade for Orchestra / Lande, Siberian State Symphony
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573879 Release Date: 09/14/2018   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Conductor:  Vladimir Lande
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Siberian State Symphony Orchestra
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    Weinberg: Piano Sonatas Opp. 8, 49bis & 56 / Blumina
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 555104 Release Date: 06/08/2018   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Elisaveta Blumina
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    Weinberg: Chamber Music / Golan, Attacca Quartet
    Label: Steinway & Sons   Catalog: 30072 Release Date: 04/20/2018   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Jeanne Golan,  Andrew Yee
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Attacca Quartet
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    Weinberg: String Quartets Nos. 8-10 / Silesian Quartet
    Label: Cd Accord   Catalog: 241 Release Date: 02/02/2018   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silesian Quartet
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  • 20.
    Weinberg & Kabalevsky: Concertos / Schmid, Huangci, Krijgh
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 5310 Release Date: 01/05/2018   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg,  Dmitri Kabalevsky
    Performer:  Benjamin Schmid,  Claire Huangci,  Harriet Krijgh
    Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Anthology of Russian and Soviet Symphonic Music, Vol. 2 / Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1002481 Release Date: 09/01/2017   Number of Discs: 56
    Composer:  Alexander Glazunov,  Alexander Scriabin,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Nikolay Myaskovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Ludmila Avdeyeva,  Anton Grigoriev,  Alexei Nasedkin  ... 
    Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra  ... 
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  • 22.
    Kathrin Christians
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 16099 Release Date: 09/01/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jindrich Feld,  Mikis Theodorakis,  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Kathrin Christians
    Conductor:  Ruben Gazarian
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
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    Michail Jurowski in Gohrisch / Staatskapelle Dresden
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300935 Release Date: 08/18/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Arvo Pärt,  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Evelina Dobraceva,  Marina Prudenskaya,  Vsevolod Grivnov
    Conductor:  Michail Jurowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
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  • 24.
    Wajnberg: Works for Flute / Styczen, Rajski, Polish Chamber Philharmonic
    Label: Tacet   Catalog: 232 Release Date: 08/18/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Performer:  Antonina Styczen
    Conductor:  Wojciech Rajski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 25.
    Kogan Plays Russian Violin Concertos
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 250373 Release Date: 07/14/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Aram Khachaturian,  Tikhon Khrennikov,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Mieczyslaw Weinberg  ... 
    Performer:  Leonid Kogan
    Conductor:  Pierre Monteux,  Kiril Kondrashin,  Yevgeny Svetlanov,  Pavel Kogan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  USSR State Symphony Orchestra,  State Academic Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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