Composer: Mieczysław Weinberg
Performer: Gidon Kremer, Maria Barns, Oliver Janes, Georgijs Osokins, Iurii Gavryliuk
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica
Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 1.45 GB
Symphony No. 2 op. 30 for String Orchestra (1946)
01. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 21 “Kaddish” op. 152 (1991)
05. Allegro molto
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts symphonies by Mieczysław Weinberg
For her first recording with Deutsche Grammophon, the Lithuanian conductor offers haunting accounts of two symphonies by the Polish-born Soviet composer, Mieczysław Weinberg.
The appearance of this performance on a major prestige label will surely prove one of the highlights of this, his centenary year…It takes a performance of fierce concentration and absolute dedication to ensure this music’s hold on an audience…the CBSO, with its newly appointed fireball Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, is teamed up with Kremerata Baltica, lending extraordinary depth and power to the string sound…All in all, this has to be one of the most important symphonic releases of the year.