MIECYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Flute Concertos No 1, Op. 75 and No. 2, Op. 148b, 12 Pieces for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 29b (Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra; David Robert Coleman), 5 Pieces for Flute and Piano (Elisaveta Blumina [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 11V053
Description: Weinberg’s works for flute were mainly conceived for the renowned soloist Alexander Korneyev. The earliest of these is the 12 Pieces from 1947, a playful series of character studies that touch on a variety of moods. Also from 1947, the recently rediscovered 5 Pieces draws on Debussy and the early string quartet Capriccio, Op. 11 for its ironic good humor. The first concerto has a genial air with klezmer influences while the Second, among Weinberg’s last works, is often introspective and valedictory in mood. Claudia Stein (flute).