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Mieczysław Weinberg

(1919 - 1996, Russland)

At least since the posthumously staged world premiere of the Ausschwitz opera “The Passenger” at the Bregenzer Festspiele 2010, the formidable artistic dimensions of this composer have finally, truly been recognized.

"Just like his "predecessors" Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, who became icons of classical music, Weinberg left an invaluable legacy; his, however, still awaits discovery. Weinberg’s music calls for intuitive emotion, a further “wake up call” for all individuals among us, who are searching for lasting human values.” Gidon Kremer

Meanwhile, a superb discography with internationally renowned interpreters is available on the market; Mieczyslaw Weinberg's multifaceted chamber and symphonic works have finally assumed their rightful place on the opera stages, festivals and great concert halls of the world.

The first monography was published by Wolke Verlag in 2010.
David Fanning: Mieczyslaw Weinberg - In Search of Freedom

Discography: Naxos, Chandos, Neos, Toccata Classics, ECM, Grand Piano, Challenge Classics, et al., and cpo - further audio examples on jpc 

International Weinberg Conference in Moscow

The musicologists Andrej Ustinov, Alexander Laskowski, Dr Levon Hakobian, and Antonina Klokova have announced an International Weinberg Conference in Moscow, which will take place in February 2017.

The international conference entitled 'Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996): A Re-Discovery of the Composer' will be held from 16 to 19 February 2017 in the rooms of the Bolshoi Theatre and the Russian State Art Historical Institute in Moscow. Weinberg researchers and specialists are invited to take part at the conference. The texts will subsequently be printed in a symposium volume.

The conference is a part of  the major theatre-and-music project, developed by nine Russian and Polish cultural institutions. Within the framework of this project, Weinberg's operas 'The Idiot' and 'The Passenger' will be performed as well as several chamber works.

Here you could find the provisional programme.


Newest Publication

The Passenger
piano reduction

Newest CD-Production

©ECM

Mieczyslaw Weinberg

Chamber Symphonies & Piano Quintet

Kremerata Baltica | Gidon Kremer