MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Chamber Symphonies No. 3 in B Flat for String Orchestra, Op. 151 and No. 4 in B for obbligato Clarinet, Triangle and String Orchestra, Op. 153.
Catalogue Number: 02Q060
Reference: CHSA 5146
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: The 1990 Third is a reworking (rather than a transcription - the fourth movement is new entirely) of Weinberg's String Quartet No. 5 with the expected echoes of Shostakovich but also of Mahler while the 1992 Fourth is completely newly composed, a four-movement, 33-minute work (in form and length just like its discmate) and was the composer's last completed work, notable for its predominantly gentle and elegiac tone with a particularly beautiful last movement which fines away into silence. Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra; Thord Svedlund.