MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 147, Chamber Symphony No. 4, Op. 153, Sinfonietta No. 2, Op. 74, Flute Concerto No. 2, Op. 148bis.
Catalogue Number: 06V052
Description: A second volume of works for chamber orchestra brings us the 1960 Second which may have a veiled program of nostalgia for Vainberg's Polish roots; the 1992 Fourth 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. The flute concerto of 1987 has an uncommonly relaxed and pastoral first movement, a much more melancholy second and an ethnically-tinged dance-like finale. 2 CDs. Łukasz Długosz (flute), Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio; Anna Duczmal-Mróz.