Weinberg: Complete Piano Works
Label: GRAND PIANO
Allison Brewster Franzetti
Composed by: Weinberg, Mieczyslaw
This four-disc collection brings together the highly acclaimed four individual volumes of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s complete music for piano. A close friend of Shostakovich, who regarded Weinberg as one of the outstanding composers of the day, Weinberg is slowly being afforded his due as a figure of immense significance in the post-modern classical music idiom. A prolific composer, Weinberg’s music stylistically mixes traditional and contemporary forms, combining a freely tonal, individual language inspired by Shostakovich with ethnic influences and a unique sense of form, harmony and color. Pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti has received international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for her stunning virtuosity and musicality. An accomplished accompanist and chamber musician, Ms. Brewster Franzetti joined the faculty of Montclair State University, NJ in 2007.