MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Complete Sonatas and Works for Violin and Piano - Sonatas No. 1, Op. 12, No. 2, Op. 15, No. 3, Op. 37, No. 4, Op. 39, No. 5, Op. 53 and No. 6, Op. 136b, Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op. 47/3, Sonatina, Op. 46, 3 Pieces.

Catalogue Number: 08P067

Label: Challenge Classics

Reference: CC72567

Format: CD

Price: $19.98

Description: Both cpo (November of 2009 - 11L081) and Toccata Classics (May 2011 - 05M065) have put out Volume Ones of Weinberg's violin sonatas but no subsequent volume has come from either source. Which makes this super-budget priced, brand-new recording an easy way to vacuum up the composer's whole œuvre in this genre: and, these are the only recordings of Nos. 2 (a transitional piece from 1944 between the relaxed lyricism of No. 1 and the darker, more acerbic styles of Nos. 3 through 5) and 6 (a grim, all-slow movement work from 1982 influenced by Weinberg finally receiving confirmation that his family had been murdered at a Nazi labor camp in Poland in 1943). 3 CDs. Budget-price. Sebastian Foron (violin), Matti Raekallio (piano).

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