Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Chronological Collection on Spotify

Mieczysław Weinberg (1919 - 1996) was a Soviet composer of Polish-Jewish origin. From 1939 he lived in the Soviet Union and Russia and lost most of his family in the Holocaust. He left a large body of work that included 22 symphonies and 17 string quartets; according to one reviewer he ranked as, "the third great Soviet composer, along with Prokofiev and Shostakovich". - Wikipedia

I discovered Weinberg through Alex Ross's tweet last year, and was astonished by what I heard, even before I found out how prolific this composer was. If you like Schnittke, Szymanowski, Lutosławski or the two aforementioned Soviet masters, you definitely should give Weinberg a try. His works are still not often recorded, so I put aside the one-work-one-recording rule and arranged all recordings available by opus number; two early works written before opus 1 were placed at the beginning.

Get this collection in one Spotify playlist: Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Chronological Collection (405 tracks, total time: 37 hours) Ctrl (CMD) + G to browse in album view. See complete list of works here. Use Alex Ross's 30-track, 4-hour playlist as an intro. Also recommend: Weinberg's Holocaust opera The Passenger, available on Blue-ray.

6 comments:

  1. Many thanks for this collection. I've been listening to a fair amount of Weinberg in recent weeks, so this playlist comes along with almost perfect timing. Certainly one I'll be getting acquainted with.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am happy with your article, Fajartoto think your website is pretty good. Many articles are very useful for everyone. I am sure your website will grow in the future. Fajartoto will always support your website, hopefully more advanced. keep the spirit... thanks

    agen togel terpercaya
    togel online
    bandar togel terpercaya
    bandar togel terbaik
    situs togel online
    situs togel terbesar
    judi roulette online
    fajartoto
    prediksi togel jitu
    syair togel hk

    ReplyDelete
  3. thanks for posting this one. Very enjoyable. I'd never heard of these we work as
    Rehabilitation centre in Punjab who provides several types of therapies and facilities
    by which addicted people can get best aid. We have certified and professional
    medical staff who always care of patients. For more details,
    visit the website or call us.
    FIND OUT MORE AT
    De Addiction Center in Ludhiana

    nasha mukti kendra in himachal pardesh

    Rehabilitation Center In Punjab

    Nasha mukti kendra in Jammu

    Nasha mukti kendra in Ludhiana


    thanks for posting this one. Very enjoyable.
    Property Dealer in Patiala

    ReplyDelete