MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Symphony No. 7 in C for Harpsichord and String Orchestra, Op. 81 (Moscow Chamber Orchestra; Rudolf Barshai. rec. 1967), Sinfoniettas No. 1, Op. 41 & No. 2, Op. 74 (USSR State Symphony Orchestra; Evgeni Svetlanov. rec. 1966 and 1962).
Catalogue Number: 06P074
Reference: MEL CD 10 02180
Description: The symphony, written in 1964 for these performers, was offered on Chandos four years ago in its only other recording (see June 2010 catalogue 06L004 for more). The first Sinfonietta (1948) was based on Jewish material which the composer treated in the manner of Bartók and the 1960 second may have a veiled program of nostalgia for Vainberg's Polish roots.