Weinberg: Violin Concerto & Sonata for Two Violins

Author: Accentus Music

Weinberg's Violin Concerto and his Sonata for Two Violins, recorded with Gidon Kremer and the Gewandhausorchester under the baton of Daniele Gatti.

  • Cover image: Dieter Ladewig (Untitled, 2007) | Copyright: © Accentus Music/Emilian Tsubaki

    Cover image: Dieter Ladewig (Untitled, 2007) © Accentus Music/Emilian Tsubaki

  • Daniele Gatti, Gidon Kremer | Copyright: © Gert Mothes

    Daniele Gatti, Gidon Kremer © Gert Mothes

  • Gidon Kremer | Copyright: © Gert Mothes

    Gidon Kremer © Gert Mothes

With 22 symphonies, 17 string quartets, 9 concertos, and 7 operas, the composer Mieczysław Weinberg left behind an extensive oeuvre. Musically, one can hear the composer's close friendship with Dmitri Shostakovich, although Weinberg's music is more lyrical and romantic in nature. Nevertheless, the composer was long forgotten and his music has only been rediscovered in the last ten years. Gidon Kremer has dedicated himself to the rediscovery and cultivation of Weinberg's music.

In February 2020, he performed Weinberg's Violin Concerto op. 67 with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the musical direction of Daniele Gatti as part of a series of concerts in honor of the composer's 100th birthday at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

Weinberg completed the concerto in 1959, the culmination of one of his most creative and successful phases of the 1950s. The work captivates with its large symphonic structure and its four movements, which are rather atypical for a concerto. Also in 1959, Weinberg composed the Sonata for Two Violins op. 69, which Kremer recorded with the Latvian violinist Madara Petersone, concert master of the Kremerata Baltica.

Gidon Kremer, violine
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Daniele Gatti, conductor
Madara Pētersone, violine

Recorded live at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, February 2020 (Violin Concerto) and at Paliesiaus dvaras, December 2019 (Sonata)

A Production of Accentus Music
ACC40518 (Vinyl)
EAN: 42 6023483 264 8

Production Company Accentus Music
Composer Mieczysław Weinberg
Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conductor Daniele Gatti
Soloist Gidon Kremer
Soloist Madara Pētersone




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